I started my career back in 2000 as a maternity photographer. Maternity photography eventually led to newborn and family work, and I’ve been pretty much doing that ever since.
Over the years I’ve had the honor of photographing couples in their first pregnancy, with their first baby, then their second and sometimes third.
I’ve watched children grow up.
I’ve documented the changes and the milestones. I’ve been there for celebrations and sometimes even losses. I’m seeing my own boys change into pre-teens. And I’m noticing adult children turning into the caregivers of their own parents.
Life is an amazing thing. And I’m honored to be in a career that allows me to see it and document it for my clients, friends and family.
It is no secret that I love working with babies! I love capturing the connection and love of parents and their new son or daughter.
But as my own children grow and as I see the babies I once photographed walk through my studio doors as young adults, I find that the definition of what it means to be a family photographer has changed for me.
It’s not just about little babies. It’s not just about those first few years.
It’s about all the years.
It’s all beautiful.
It’s all important.
So please, drag your teenager in. Call up your mom or dad and make an appointment for just the two of you. Get a portrait made of your pre-teen, braces and all.
You’ll be so glad you did.