This is Me

“...and if I photograph them only when they are dressed just right and clean and happy, they will absorb that message, that this is what I and what I want the world to value most of all in them...I see no value in that. I think when we grant our children permission to be whole and wild and life filled as they are, and we celebrate that we help them to see the world this way too. I think this is the stuff that really takes our breath away…"

I am a wife.
I am a mother of a 8 yr old and a 5 yr old.
I stay up late, try to sleep late, and drink lots of coffee and beer (usually in that order, but not always).
I grew up in sunny (which means really hot) central Florida, never go to the beach or Disney, but try to hike in the woods as much as I can.
I am an Artistic Storyteller, Documentary Photographer; photographing beautiful real life moments

I know I am supposed to tell you some big story about my life, the great adventures, the terrible loss, the highs and lows and struggle, but here is the thing, I am just an ordinary person. A real mom, with real life problems like too much laundry and kids that drive us insane on a minute to minute basis. No devastating loss, no huge ah ha moments. It's just a life, with day in and day out normal struggles and joys we all have. Some days are good, some days I want to drive a 9-inch spike in my ear. As ordinary as life is, it's still my life and it's special to me, just as your life is special to you. Maybe you have had a tragic loss or celebrated huge milestones, or maybe like me you just push to make it through day to day. There is beauty in simple and mundane.

What if instead of fretting over the struggles in our life, we celebrated them, talked about them, showed them off?
What if instead of more reality news we had real life news?
What if we all started celebrating our real lives instead of just showing off the fancy parts?
What if we stop sending out the message that we value things like clean and happy, when we really value life itself? 

Real life pictures are like a song, telling a story, transporting you into the past, letting you live in the present and saving those values for the future.

Let me write your song!

Although I am based in the Riverview area, I happily photograph all over the Tampa Bay area and will totally travel out of state! Documentary sessions start at $499 with typical investments around $2500 with many products available to best suit your needs!

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