When I was little my mom banned how often I would take photos. Film was expensive and I’d shoot an entire roll on one sunset. I’ve been in love with photography ever since.
I really began to get into photography in high school when I took several film classes and developed my own film. I would often lose track of time in the quiet retreat of the dark room, only to realize it was 2 or 3 a.m. I ended up getting my master’s in counseling, became a licensed counselor, and did art therapy and school counseling for ten years. I’ve seen in my own life and in the lives of others how two things especially—laughter and creativity—bring healing and wholeness, and I love how photography combines these. I love to have FUN with you in your photoshoot.
Each person has a story to tell and I love storytelling. Whether it’s your wedding day, your kids playing in the park, an event your charity puts on . . . it’s a story worth celebrating and capturing. I also offer photography to those who have been through trauma or are going through trauma: a woman who has been through domestic abuse and is finding her feet again, a family who just found out their loved one has cancer, someone who is working through PTSD, etc. Documenting your story not only through the celebrations, but also the trials and hardships, can allow for healing, an honoring of the resilience inside of you, and a way to stop and be thankful. We often don’t take enough time to celebrate, to remember, or to just stop. Photography allows for that. It allows us to celebrate life and the people who live it.