I was quite young when I look back at my journey to becoming a photographer, but becoming a mother was the catapult that launched me into overdrive. It gave me the time and patience to learn, to improve, and to find what captures my heart. Part of that was due to the time I spent finding my unique voice in scrapbooking. Scrapbooking wasn’t just a “hobby” for me, it was a way of life, a way to focus on the details of everything good when we were deep in a struggle. Being behind the camera, realizing that I had the power to focus on my world and to control what story everyone saw and took away from an event, was pretty powerful. Over the course of starting a business, I don’t think anyone really got the concept of capturing your authentic selves on camera, so this idea was pushed to the back-burner in order for me to improve techniques and also focus on newborns (my other photographic love).
In the spring of last year though, I found another scrapbooker who “got” it and wanted me to capture images of her kids, and her family, around their home. They mostly forgot about the camera, and then we’d grab an image where they would look at the camera for me. It’s a relatively new style of photography that’s gradually picking up in popularity; and is one that can “work around” the mess of your home, believe it or not. Your life is messy and imperfect and with tools that I have as a professional photographer, we can make most messes just fade into the background, and those that don’t . . . well, they tell a story, so we leave them in.
I would love to come into your home and capture your family. I’m officially booking “Day in the Life” packages as well as simple “Storytelling” sessions for December 2014 and beyond. You can learn more about these sessions and their pricing here. If you’re still not sure about booking a session, but love the idea, please feel free to join my email list (I promise I don’t spam) and be one of the first to know about new offerings and any specials I may be having. Click on this link to sign up for the email list.