I love being apart of wedding days, but, I think I love creating new family portraits even more. And you know why? This is a really special time in the lives of us parents, and our little ones. As a parent with two young boys of my own, I can honestly say raising children is by far the most challenging thing I have attempted to do, all wrapped up in daily high highs and low lows (for me at least). Our days and nights are busy, and never before have there been greater demands on the family. In a wonderful way life is a lot more complicated, yet throughout all of this there is lots and lots of laughs and love. As a family and as individuals, we grow together through the daily challenges, getting them dressed in the morning, finding lost mittens, endless bedtime stories, healing scrapped knees while learning how to ride bikes. We'll only have these young, tiny footprints for a little while, and it's so exciting to teach, watch, and laugh with our little ones who grow a little smarter and bigger everyday. What will our family look like twenty years from now? Who will our children grow up to be? What kind of relationships will we have with one another? I believe portraits of a family like these reveal a lot about who we are now, and who we will become. Everything is there.
I truly love authentic feeling portraits of families at this time in their lives, especially moms. I have an infinite respect for the moms and dad's I’ve met and all the hard working parents out there, doing their best. Aside from a big, happy family portrait, I believe it’s most important for me to create honest and strong portraits of my clients as the unique, smart, beautiful people individuals they are, one on one, even just for a minute or two (and usually with kids running between my legs are pulling at my arms).