I’m a storyteller.
But instead of words, I take photos. My 2019 and 2020 family scrapbooks are unfinished because I struggle to put everything – my thoughts and our messy perfect life and these golden years – into a neat, concise paragraph. So, I take photos. And more photos. And I hope that someday my kids will look back at them and remember how it felt to be 10, 5, 12, however many years old.
I first picked up a camera with the intention to learn to use it better in the fall of 2013. I still remember how frustrated I was trying to learn manual, but that frustration quickly became an obsession. I haven’t put down my camera since and I’m pretty sure I love it more every day.
“Photography is an art of observation. IT’s about Finding something interesting in an ordinary place…it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt —
This is me…
Married to a Farmer
Mom to three kids
follower of Jesus
Birkenstocks all day every day
A few of my favorite things…
Things I love:
reading (Gone with the Wind is my all time favorite book)
dreaming of home renovations
Things I don’t love:
cleaning my house
watching TV (well, except for Friends. I could watch that every day)
I’m also shy, quiet, and often at a loss for words (unless I’ve had too much coffee…). But, I’m also an observer. I pay attention to people, usually seeing and remembering things that others have long forgotten. I like to think that this makes me a better photographer and its why I prefer to fade into the background and simply capture what life is. I adore storytelling, pretty light, and any time I can capture real life.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
— Dorothea Lange —