You are a first time mom-to-be, or a second or third or more mom-to-be, moved to tears by the miracle of life. You are both anxious and excited to meet your new little baby that you've carried, fed, nurtured, and grown inside of your body. Your love already unconditional. You love and appreciate your growing belly, even if it's not always the most comfortable, because you know it will be worth it when you lock eyes with your new little one. You want to forever etch these feelings onto your heart and never let go, as anticipation leads you to one of the most important events in your life.
Once your little one arrives, you want to capture the miracle that is now living and breathing outside your body. You want to capture the tiny fingers and toes, celebrating the joyous occasion of becoming a mother for the first, second, third or more times. You know how fast the time will go; you know how quickly your baby will grow and change. You want to stop time and soak up every detail, engrain them in your memory forever, never to forget.
As the years pass, you want to capture your family as is, right at that moment in time, capturing each stage, each look, each giggle, each embrace. You want to hold your children close and celebrate your life together.
As a mother myself to an 8 year-old dynamic boy and a 4 year-old energetic girl, I get it, I know what it’s like. I’ve been there and am still there. I am overwhelmed with the beauty of life, and especially new life. I am moved by the deep connection of mother and baby and the exciting journey of a couple into parenthood. I am here to capture your family and forever stop time.
Over nine years ago when I first picked up my new camera, I was clueless about the journey before me. I started taking photography classes as a creative outlet to a stressful and unfulfilling legal career, where I was feeling uninspired, exhausted, and out of place, working the daily grind without much joy or personal expression.
Through my journey with photography, I found my true self and my own voice, my heart filled with the beauty of these joyous occasions in your life. I learned that my patience was a virtue, that my compassion and empathy a gift, and my creative vision an asset.
After having my first child, I knew that family was the most important thing in life. More important than career goals, more important than what car I drove or what house I lived in. At the end of the day, when you push aside the clutter, nothing else matters.
While you focus on bonding with the growing and new life before you, I will focus on creating incomparably authentic and intimate portraits of your gorgeous belly, new baby, and growing family.
You can snuggle with your baby, revel in that sweet baby smell, gently caress soft baby fuzz, and count tiny fingers and toes, all while I do the heavy lifting. I take care of everything. All you do is show up, sit back, relax, and focus on what matters most, your family.
My greatest JOY is capturing your pending motherhood, sweet little newborn, your children and your connected family, in a natural and beautiful way, leaving you speechless and overjoyed with the resulting heirloom art in your hands and decorating your walls. Together, we will fill your heart and home with daily reminders of the beauty of life, and the beauty of your family’s life.
"Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone