when i first picked up a camera...

my goal was to be a combat photographer. And even though my belly churns at the mere thought of blood, I wanted to be in the thick of conflict, on the front lines, capturing it all; the moments of extreme devastation and triumph, telling a story for others who are unable to witness it themselves. 

After becoming a single mother at a young age, and, two years later, a wife, I realized that being a combat photographer was no longer what I aspired to be. I did not want to focus on turmoil, loss, and anguish. You don't have to look very far or too closely to find those things. 

Considering why I originally wanted to pursue such a career, I came to the realization that I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to hunt those fleeting moments--literal seconds-- thread them together, and preserve them for others. I yearned to be a witness to life, a reflection of laughter and beauty, a storyteller for those who have yet to arrive.  

Now that my children have grown into two handsome young men, and I've celebrated over a decade of marriage, I know exactly how quickly time passes, and what a precious commodity it truly is. 

Armed with the knowledge and experience that only time can provide, it's my extreme honor and pleasure to provide the couples I work with an honest collection of images that exhibits who they are, where they are, and how they feel during our time together. 

 

 

 

 

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"Life is not about significant details, illuminated a flash, fixed forever. 

Photographs are."

SUSAN SONTAG