Real People, Real Photos.

Let’s be honest: I do not know enough bad jokes (or even good ones) to get your kid to smile. And that’s not a bad thing - that means that the smiles I capture are genuine, not some I’m-under-pressure-in-front-of-a-camera smile. Yeah, you know the one I’m talking about; it’s the one I always had in school photos, with a forced double chin, and the reason I always (ALWAYS) had to go back for retake day. Particularly as a mom, I have fallen in love with candid photography that reflects my real life, otherwise called “documentary” style photography - you can see a few examples from my personal life here on this page, as well as in many of the headers on this website. The documentary approach to photography is about capturing you - the real you - doing what you love with the ones you love. Which begs the question:

Who do you love, and what do you love to do?

I love Saturday mornings at home, cooking a big breakfast with Sophia while my husband reads the paper and drinks a steaming cup of black coffee. With any luck, Jack will be peacefully sleeping (...ha!), but someday he’ll be old enough to join us in the kitchen - or maybe the Wall Street Journal will be more his style. Either way, I love Saturday mornings!

I love watching Sophia explore the outdoors, whether it be a walk in the local woods with our dog, Margeaux, watching the sun “melt” on a Florida beach, or taking a trek in New Mexico.

I love my husband and his father showing Sophia (and someday soon, Jack too) around their family farm and watching her fall in love with agriculture - a passion of mine as well.

I love my family, and I love showing our children the beauty and joy that God has given us in this life! And I want to remember every detail of these people I love and these times we spend together.

Who do you love, and what do you love to do?

How have you recorded the memories you create with your loved ones, if you’ve recorded them at all? Maybe cell phone snap? If you’re anything like me, you have an overabundance of mediocre photos in the photo library of your phone that you sort through once or twice a year. Looking through them is always fun, but I am always left wishing I was in photos other than selfies, and also wishing that the photos on my phone were taken with a bit more intention. This realization has led me to take a bit of my own advice, and our family has a documentary session captured at least once a year as well.

I am passionate about my family, and I am also passionate about photography. I love capturing people doing what they love to do with the people they love, whether it is at home, out on the town, at a family event, or on a cross-country adventure. Documenting this life in photos is how I choose to remember the beauty around me - and I’d love to document your beautiful life for you!

Who do you love, and what do you love to do?