Life . . . Simple. Life really can be simple but for some reason we have come up with a way of complicating it, don’t you think? After 10 years of marriage, four children, a mortgage etc. I used to find that days would go by in a blur of to-dos, cooking, dishes, work (personal time purposefully omitted from that list!) and I would be left exhausted, demotivated and vowing to accomplish more the next day.
My husband and I would often talk at the end of the day about how we could rethink our lives and do things differently to provide a better life for ourselves and our children. Well, the answer didn’t come easily but it did come. You see, I’m not much for risks and while I always loved photography I never made the correlation between the exhilaration I felt during and after photo shoots to how that positive energy would then flow into the rest of my life – I was happier, my husband was happier and the kids were happier! So, after many years of using photography as an outlet I took a huge leap of faith and dove in with both feet!
My philosophy is that life really is simple – do what you love and be with those whom you love. Photography has not only allowed me to do that for myself but to preserve those memories and emotions for you. I love to capture tiny toenails, eyelashes, flaking skin, the gentle kiss from mom or the strong love pouring from dad’s hands. I love when I capture it all . . . that emotion!
My number one priority is to freeze these moments in time for you so that 30 years from now when your house is always clean, when there aren’t any finger prints on the windows and when you can complete an entire sentence without interruption, you’ll look back at these images and remember the way your child smelled, the sound of their breath rising and falling at night, the heavy footsteps down the hallway of an early riser, or the soft touch of tiny fingers on your face . . .
There will be days when we let all the “stuff” get in the way of what’s really important but I hope that when you are looking back at the images we capture that you will be able to remember what’s really important in life. So, let the dishes go tonight, read your kids an extra book at bedtime, run through the sprinklers WITH them tomorrow. . . and for goodness sake get their picture taken!