Capturing precious images of expectant mothers is such a special privilege. I believe they are so beautiful, even if they don’t feel quite so at the time. I love to capture that very special bond. There is no other time their little one will again be this close to them, and their lives are about to change forever….experiencing a love they never knew could exist.
As a Mom and MeeMee, I know how quickly time passes, and that we can never go back in time to capture a moment or time in the past. I wish I had a time machine and could go back and take the kind of newborn photos we create now of MY daughter. From maternity, newborn, babies, and toddlers especially….everything changes so quickly. This time is so precious.
I believe in giving my clients a fun and enjoyable experience, while capturing fleeting moments in time to create beautiful artwork they will treasure now and forever. Little ones love, and need, to see themselves and their family displayed in their home…feeling valued…building self-esteem…remembering the fun and love of those special moments. With photography displayed in their home, parents can freeze time for a moment, and be forever filled with the love and joy when they pass by those priceless images on their walls.
I’ve loved taking photos and capturing memories for as long as I remember. My grandparents had a camera and hobby shop when I was young…who knew one day I’d have my own photography business. I adore looking at all the old pictures from my grandparents’ and parents’ lives. I’ve documented my daughter’s life, our family get-togethers, my granddaughter, and places I’ve traveled. Early in my portrait photography education, I offered to take my parents 50th anniversary photos. Although they were not technically perfect, I captured more genuine expressions and connections for them. Those photographs were treasured at the time, and are even more priceless now, as we lost my dad quickly to cancer two years later. They still hang prominently in my mom’s home, two houses later.
Time stands still for no one, and children change by the day, so our only option for freezing time is through photographs….make sure you get beautiful photos that you will treasure and remind you forever of those “moments in time.”
There are times when you most vividly realize that time keeps moving forward and that you cannot ever get time back. You can never go back and capture your baby or child at an earlier age. You can never get back time with loved ones. You can never go back and document special events. Even everyday life changes as time marches forward. It is important to take the time, and make the effort, to get photos of these important life images so that they exist somewhere other than just memories in your mind. Something for children to see their life from before they could remember, and all the times of their lifelong journey. Ways to share the legacy of past generations. Make sure your children have proof that they existed as a child (photographer Sarah Petty says she “didn’t exist” as a child and helped inspire her to be a photographer).
And in this digital age, go beyond photos that live only on your phone or computer….print photos! Put them in frames, create albums, make prints for people to hold and share, display as artwork on your walls. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for photos and portraits of my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents….from baby photos to 50th anniversary portraits. Not only do they bring joy to you and your loved ones now, as well as in years to come, but they also become treasures for generations.
How impactful is it for children to see photos of themselves and their family prominently displayed in their home?
As a photographer, I will help you document those fleeting moments in time, and work directly with you to select images, and create artwork to enjoy and share.