Because “picture perfect” is an urban myth; there’s no premeditating the outcome of any given moment.
If I could assure you of one thing, it would be to let go of that end vision, take some risks, and trust that real life is going to give you exactly what you need to see — and I will be there to document it.
And if your daughter choice of fashion sense is a full diaper wearing your high heels, or your son lying in the dog’s bed (on top of the dog) to read, or your little one sitting on the potty with the help of some screen time, or you and your partner arguing about how the dishwasher should be loaded?
I will show you how incredible that really is.
No need to dress up the kids and take them anywhere special just for the sake of photographs. I come to you and photograph your family life in your most comfortable environment, being who you are at any given moment. But if the kids ask to bike to the monkey bars, or groceries are imminent because it is Sunday night, or you are too damn tired to cook, then let's load the minivan and head out.
Who you are together is a photograph waiting to happen and one that you won't stop looking at. So when your kids want to see what it was like growing up in this family, you can show them what it felt like.
In this world where it seems everyone only shows the highlight reels of their lives on social media, I believe we have all be come too focused on comparison and perfection.
Documentary photography is a space to embrace all the less than perfect, but equally powerful moments.
It is a sacred space to me because it can act as a guide to help us see things for the way they really are. I observe your rich and complex lives, receive the ebb and flow, and discover stories that are more remarkable than any you can imagine.