It's a mantra of mine, since I entered into this business quite a few years ago.
I'm 47 years old, and I love to tell anyone who will listen to me rambling that it's never too late to do what you love.
It doesn't always happen for everyone; some people will search their entire lives to find something that fills them with joy, passion, and love.
I married one of the most patient, understanding, and loving people on the Earth. He's stood by me from the moment I made the decision to become a full-time photographer, those many years ago. If there's a more supportive partner on the planet, I wouldn't believe it.
We've been absolutely blessed to have 3 of our own children who are my everything. It is without a doubt, the reason I think I was so confident in my ability to photograph newborns/babies. I was always an easy mom, it came as second nature to care for children, and children always seem to be exceptionally comfortable in my presence. I 'get' kids. I don't condescend to them, I am on their level, having fun with them, and enjoying them for who they are. It's rare that I can't coax smiles out of children, and when it doesn't happen, more often than not, it's due to illness.
When I started on this journey, I was wildly fascinated with all aspects of photography. I loved every single session, and every single facet. But as I've been in this business longer, I have come to realize there's a certain flair for aspects of the business that I've come to excel in.
It's the intimate moments I love. A newborn's parents and the sheer volume of love that encircles them. The tiny fingers and toes, snuggling into my arms, and their smell. The moment when a groom's eyes meet his bride as she approaches him down the aisle. The amount of joy that surrounds newlyweds as they celebrate their love with family and friends.
I think it's the new beginnings in life that fascinate me most, and compel me to capture the moments that you'll cherish the rest of your life. It's the excitement of the moments that remind me of my own experiences with my husband, children, and family; renewing my grateful and full heart.
I am a confirmed sentimentalist. I get weepy over commercials, I laugh a lot, and I am eternally grateful for my journey. I cry almost every time at weddings, even the ones I am 'working'. I swear I can't help myself, and I make no apologies.
I am honored to be a part of your beautiful beginnings, and I am continually amazed at the path this endeavor has taken me. I'm so honored to be entrusted with the documentation of your moments!