Philosophy

Photography takes and instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
-Dorothea Lange

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I’ve been photographing families—my own and others—since 2008. I’ve been at it long enough (both mothering and photographing) that I’ve had the chance to refine my vision of the subject matter. It’s not about getting a picture for the Christmas card, or posing your newborn in a basket, or any iteration of the word “cheese.”

You know the phrase, “make yourself at home?” as if “home” is a feeling? Well, my ideal session is documenting a family “at home.” The location is secondary; the feeling is primary. To me, home is a safe place where you can try scary things. It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. It feels good to be there. It’s a place where you can be vulnerable and be loved all the more for it. The story is multi-faceted—happy and sweet, real and raw. Sometimes it’s quiet; sometimes it’s loud. Most of all, it’s where we first experienced unconditional love. My goal is to hold still that life-altering concept of home for your family.