I have been there. The blood shot eyes from being up all night, carrying Mount St. Laundry through the house as tiny socks drop from the pile and leave a clothing trail, seeing tiny applesauce covered hands “paint” the wall, as I hear a mysterious crash in another room (where my four year old is playing). Yes, I know what it’s like. That feeling when you look to the sky and say, “Lord, help me get through this.” It’s called motherhood. It’s the hardest job I have ever loved.
Somewhere in the mommy madness, there are moments. Moments where I stop, take a deep breath, and soak in the magic of my children. It happens at the most random times. Like when we are running into the grocery store, rain pouring on our head and then my daughter decides to tap dance in the muddiest puddle. Sometimes I think about the wet clothes, muddy shoes, and ordeal that I will have to endure. But many times, it’s those muddy puddle moments when I feel the most alive and the most blessed. I want to imprint them in my mind. That is when I need, must have, and adore my camera.
My work in photography is all about the muddy puddle moments. Whether it’s a bathtub piled with foamy bubbles flying in the air from a squirmy toddler, a blonde haired 6 year old running through the sprinkler on a hot summer day, or a four year old playing dress up in her favorite princess outfit. These are the moments you will want to remember. One day, that toddler in the bathtub, will be the boy that doesn’t want you to kiss his cheek in public. The 6 year old running through the sprinkler, will be borrowing the keys to your car and that four year old will be walking down the aisle in a white dress. These years are fleeting. Every second, in every minute, children grow and change with the passing years.
The true beauty of these years can only be frozen in time and remembered with real life, in the moment, natural portraiture. Portraiture that is, Life’s Art.
Sessions are all inclusive at $500 plus tax. This includes an hour long session and long with access to all digital images with a printing rights. You also have the option to add on special sessions at a reduced rate when you purchase a full session.