I’ve always had an eye for composition. I studied theatre in college and was drawn to the position of director, where I could create the stage picture anyway I wanted it. My first job out of college was teaching theatre and math at a small private school in Lynnwood, WA. The kids were great – the rest of the job was not so much fun, and I happily stepped down when my daughter was born.
It was during that time, when my daughter was a stumbling toddler, that my friend, an amazing photographer, put a digital SLR in my hand and asked me if I wanted to go on a shoot with her. I was hooked! The quality of the camera allowed me, for the first time, to capture all these images that, until then, were fleeting moments in my mind’s eye. The technical aspects of the camera came easily, and I used them to hone in on the exact images I wanted to capture: my daughter’s eyes, my friend’s smile, my husband’s smirk. My friend couldn’t teach me things fast enough. I wanted to know absolutely everything there is to know about photography. I read photography books in my free time and started chasing my friends around with my camera. I scrutinized my images – always trying to be better – looking for new ways to do things and more interesting compositions to create.
I found that I was really drawn to capturing those moments where people were not posing in front of the camera but interacting with each other: a father playing with his child, a couple gazing into each others eyes, tears as a woman watches her big sister get married, a new baby’s expressions. Those moments of connection are fascinating to me and so interesting to look at in a photograph.
They are the moments that I want to look back on and remember in 30 years. I want my children to see not just a portrait but the love between us and feel the intimacy of the moment. If you’d like to capture your life’s most meaningful heart warming moments that take your breathe away, please give me call. I’d be honored to photograph your moments.
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