There’s nothing that compares to seeing a mom and dad lay their eyes on their child for the first time, seeing the love between family members as we enjoy an evening chasing toddlers for a smile as the sun sets, celebrating with flying confetti as a senior is about to graduate and move on to the next phase of life, capturing the joy on family members faces as they celebrate one of them now being cancer free… Oh! And the excitement of a newly engaged couple is almost too much to handle--seeing the tears fall from a father’s eyes as he sees his daughter in her wedding gown for the first time, and the look the groom gives as he watches his bride walk down the aisle gets me every single time. But the joy doesn’t end there, capturing the love that has grown between a couple that’s been married for sixty years is truly something to be admired and adored. At the end of the day we all crave and desire love, getting to see that between a couple that has lived life longer together than apart is incomparable to most things in life.
In general I am not an emotional person, but put me behind a camera capturing beautiful people and their beautiful unique stories, nine times out of ten I will shed tears. I love people and I love that I get to be the one to provide a story of someone that can be treasured 100 years from now!
Why photography? I grew up around photography so I have always enjoyed it and have had a passion for it since I was young. It grew from something I just enjoyed doing for fun to something that I long and crave to do, and the reasoning is now different. I no longer just enjoy it, I love it. Why? Because I love people. I love getting to watch a part of their stories unfold.
I get a front row seat to life’s most precious moments, and sometimes even challenging ones. I get to be there when no one else is and try my best to preserve that moment, that emotion, that joy, that sorrow, that anticipation and excitement! My hope is that in the days to follow you can reflect back on the memories that were captured in an image and be thankful for that time in your life and all the things you have learned from that time.