Self Care: Rising Tide Society & A Welcome Change
I think I start to get that thing called "imposter syndrome" where I feel like I have no right doing what I'm doing and being who I'm being and that I'm faking everyone out around me and even myself. I love being a photographer so much that sometimes I question if I have my shit together enough to actually own
An artist’s work: Allison Gray
I worked with Allison for the first time in 2017. When we met to get acquainted and talk about our approaching session, she humbly and simply told me that she was an artist. Weeks later, after that session, we went out for lunch and I got to know a bit more about her and what exactly she creates. "I paint pictures of peoples' pets," she told me.
The Journey of Baby Lucas & His Incredible Family
Just a few hours into his life I saw the Instagram post that he was here. I was so excited to see his adorable little picture pop up on my screen! As I began to read the caption though I realized that Lucas and his family were in need of a really big real life miracle. Little Lucas was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck twice and some pretty big and scary things were happening inside his little body. His parents nor the doctors had any idea about any of it until now.
A Day in the Life of the Kowal Family
It's so enjoyable to just hang out with a family and take pictures with them. Without the pressures of smiling, posing, and getting everyone to do the same thing at the same time, you're left open to capturing the magic that can only be seen in the details. The moments that, as a mom myself, mean the absolute most to me now and will especially
Why I Love Shooting Film
Not only do I love film because it makes me slow down and really think before I snap, but film images also have this incredible depth that you just don’t see with digital. I used to love film simply because of the surprise each roll brought; now I love film because...
What Kind of Photographer Am I, Really?
I can never get more than 10 pages into Click magazine before throwing it down and grabbing my camera. Today, it got me running for a pen and paper (...well, my laptop.) I now have a couple of bones to pick. One of them is regarding my most common type of client, and the other is ...what do you even call the photography that I do?
Where have I been? Babies, MORE kittens, Etsy Shop, and Celebrations
So my last post was way back on June 1. Where have I been?? Well, I think we had both finally come to terms with the reality of having twins when we found out there was something wrong. Around 18 weeks, TTTS
10 Reasons “Day in the Life” Sessions Are My Favorite Family Sessions
Staticky hair, couch disheveled, clothes crooked... and toothy smiles that stretch the bounds of cheeks because Daddy just tossed him across the room onto the cushions. These are my my favorite photos of my Sam. These are the photos I want framed and displayed. They're the memories that are going to make me tear up years down the road when he graduates elementary school, goes on his first date, and the day he tells me he's having a baby of his own. Okay, now I'm crying. Unscripted sessions...