I'm a mother who is passionate about helping families to preserve their life's most beautiful moments. Both in front of my camera and with their own.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
One of the many reasons I love photography, is that it is just so powerful. It can be so much more than just beautiful photos to hang on your wall. It can be a window into realizations about your life or a doorway to a deeper connection with yourself or the people you love most...
Like, when I was younger. I really struggled with my self confidence.So much so that I refused to leave the house without a full face of make up on because I *literally* couldn't handle the idea of someone seeing my bare face (which is hard to even admit).
As I grew older, I learned to feel comfortable in my own skin though I still never considered myself to be beautiful. And for a very long time I thought I learned self love simply because my face was something I had come to accept. After my daughter was born, everyone aaaalwaaaays told me how much she looked like me. I remember one day I was looking at pictures of her and I, and I totally saw the resemblance. But in a different way than I had ever before. I marveled at how beautiful she was as I often did, but I literally laughed out loud as the realization suddenly hit me how much we really did look alike. I thought to myself, if she's beautiful, I must be beautiful too!
I just had never allowed myself to see it before.
It took seeing a photograph of myself next to my daughter to connect the dots that I deserved to love myself as much as I loved her.
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Do you want to start taking pictures of your family that are beautiful, authentic and real? Do you want the time that your camera comes out at home to be something that's special and fun for everyone in your family? After photographing families for over 10 years, I've learned that the real secret to getting the most beautiful pictures of your family starts with being deeply connected to them. So I've put together this FREE 5-Day Challenge to help get you more connected and start taking the most incredible pictures of your family.
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