Yes. I am a nostalgic fool. I love images, always have and always will. I've been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. We moved so much when I was a child and pictures were my way to hold on to people and places. A picture instantly transports me back to the time and the place it happened. It connects me and gives me the roots I longed for but never quite found.
When my children were born, my photography bug became more of an urgent necessity. These tiny little people learned and grew with each passing day, and I did not want to miss an opportunity to capture them. My children are grown now, and they are not always happy to see my camera, but they are well trained and know how to smile on cue. The smiles are not always the things I want though — it's the sly grins, the subtle changes in their individual demeanors, the sideways glances, the open mouthed laughter — those are the things that motivate me. Those are the memories I cherish the most. My youngest continually challenges me with his goofiness (even when I want serious), but looking back at all those silly faces, I cannot help but smile myself.
I love what I do. I love being able to create art with families. There is such satisfaction when I am able to get "that shot" — you know, the one that encompasses the love shared between family members.
I'd love to make memories with you and your family.