In our world of so much diversity and chaos, it's difficult to stop long enough to remember. We've all been there where the busyness of the day turns to months and years. Next thing you know a decade has slipped by. We all want to be acknowledged, be known, be seen, be celebrated by those around us, especially those who are in our inner circle. Connection is very precious. Memories are made but soon forgotten because life moves on. Creating legacy portraits is a way to preserve the beauty within. Each time we pass those images we connect. And our spirit is a little stronger because of that connection.
So, why did I decide to get into portrait photography? It's where my soul can find so much more peace than anywhere else. In the middle of a stressful or depressed time, if I decide to pick up my camera, I experience the immediate change in my energy and spirit, going from stressed and depressed to calm and peaceful. Not only that, it's exhilarating when the image I'm trying to take, I actually capture. There's an energy that comes from within that gives me an emotional charge. I love photographing people and capturing their inner beauty. My own self-image has been a personal struggle all of my life. But it's amazing how, in everything I see, there's beauty in the smallest details. It's there to be captured and admired. I don't just look through the lens, instead I search intently to really see the depth of the person in front of me. For the same love, spirit, energy, emotion is in all of us. Finding it is truly a blessing. And when it's found, we capture it and share it with others. If it's these things you look for, it will be clearly reflected in your portrait.
I recently realized that my skills can indeed match my passion. And both are continuously growing. I have had the opportunity to share my photography with local community organizations that serve others. I have also worked with other local groups such as CareNet, Community Bridges, and various non-profits. I am also an Affiliated Photographer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. A national organization that introduces remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraits. This gift serves as an important step in the family's healing process and in turn honors the child's legacy. It's truly a sacred opportunity.
It is my privilege and honor to be able to provide for you an experience photographing you. I love creating archival images that will last beyond a lifetime. When you're ready to see the real you contact me. Anytime.
My work is my passion, a portrait is your legacy.