I am an only child. I was raised in a home filled with love. I was daddy’s little girl and mama’s best friend. I know these things in my core. But I don’t remember them.
I have more vivid memories of time spent with my cousins and grandparents, and they lived in different states. But the time we spent together was well documented because it was so rare. I think that’s a big reason for “the why” behind this gap in my memories when it comes to my home life. The most vivid early memories I have are the ones that are supported by photographs. I don’t have any photographs of me with my parents as a kid, and I don’t have any memories of what that felt like.
There’s a place for portraits. It’s nice to look back and see what you looked like in the past. But that’s not the gift I want to give your family – I want to give you the gift of memories. I want your kids to be my age and be able to look back on photos of an average day in their life and see the love and beauty in the ordinary. I want to show you how you love and how you are loved.
That ordinary life is important. It matters.
When I’m not photographing weddings and families, I am a yoga enthusiast, rock climber, scuba diver, glass blower (#breablowsglass on instagram), world traveler, ukulele player, and cat mom to Sherlock (@sherlocknessmonster on instagram). During the winter, I teach a video class at the Sheffield Institute of the Recording Arts and I love having a positive impact on my students. Everything I love to do challenges me personally and makes me a stronger person. I feel the most alive when I feel connected to this beautiful planet and the people on it.