I’m going to start off by saying, “I See You.” I have been where you are, I feel the feelings you feel, I share the same insecurities we all have as women. And I want you to know I will always hold you in a safe, welcoming, and honest space. I first fell in love with photography when I had my own maternity photos taken over 10 years ago. As someone who always hid from the camera I was honestly terrified to be photographed and had no idea what to expect. Let me tell you something, this experience changed my life forever. I surrendered to the process and put my trust into the photographer. The gift I received from her ultimately changed the direction of my life forever. I fell in love with the woman I saw in the photographs, I fell in love with Me, and I knew I needed to share this gift with more women. Not to mention, my daughter can look back on these photos and be grateful knowing her Mom valued this moment and faced her fears. I am a firm believer in exploring the aspects of ourselves that make us uncomfortable, and I am so grateful for the way I continue to follow my intuition even during uncertain times. When I as going through my divorce a few years ago I used self-portraiture as a way of healing. I didn’t realize it at the time but what I was doing was expressing my emotions through self-reflection. The photo was mirroring back to me all of the emotions I was unable to verbally express. This was a time of intense healing and empowerment. I find myself photographing women who are in a similar place; one of self-exploration, healing, and on the precipice of fully embracing themselves. If you have been with me since the beginning or are new to my work you can see that I always hold a special place for women in my photography. This is something that has always been the heart of my work, my art, and my inspiration. Now I truly recognize why this has been the focus of my work; through capturing the essence of so many women I was able to give myself the permission to embody my truth and face my fears. I sit here with you in full gratitude, for all of the women who allowed me to see Them. Because in return you helped guide me back home to Myself.
If you feel a connection with me, my story, and my art, I urge you to take the leap and follow the call to reach out. Whether you have been photographed before or are new to my work, it is my promise to open your heart to a completely new experience.