It ain't easy being a mom! In the quiet of each morning, we are overcome with gratitude for the little cherubs who sleep not too far from where we sit with our fresh cup of coffee. Not five minutes later, the house is shaking with the bickering of frustrated and half-asleep siblings, yelling "You started it!", "It's not FAIR!" or (here we go) "MOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!". We pull up our bootstraps (do I even own a pair of boots with straps?) and dive into the chaos of another day as "Mom, Superhero who can find anything, break up any fight, stand up for the kids, and deal with their shenanigans without having a breakdown". Add a full time job to that, or a business, or any kind of life outside that shaking house, and it's enough to bring us to our knees. Until bedtime, when the kids are tucked in, reading quietly in their rooms, or falling asleep with their favorite teddy bear. Then we breathe deeply, smile, and think about how thankful we are.
Mommyhood is insane, but we are rocking it. It's a journey we had no idea we could do so well and so horribly all at the same time, and one that drags on day to day, but flies by us year by year. We want to capture every second of it, but how?
Well, that's where I come in.
I capture real life in all its crazy beauty for moms and families everywhere. And I'm especially good at it, because I am a mom to three crazy beautiful "cherubs while they are asleep" myself. I get the insanity of mommyhood, and I love it to the core. And I know how to capture the good, the bad, and the crazy.
But I also teach. I love creating tutorials, mini courses, and workshops on "momtography", so that moms everywhere can feel more confident with their own cameras in their own daily lives. Since I can't be everywhere to capture all the beautifully mundane moments for every mom, I love the idea of equipping moms everywhere to capture those preciously mundane moments themselves.
I've been teaching and coaching for almost 20 years. I've been a professional portrait photographer for almost 10 years. And I've been a mom for almost 13 years (though depending on the day that feels like forever or yesterday- I'm sure you understand).
I understand the crazy awesomeness of your life as a mom. I can capture it. And I can equip you to capture it, too.
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And when your ready to give up the reigns and call in the professional to capture the gorgeous family that you helped create, and that you hold together with your love and your smile (and your killer brownies!), well then you just call me. I can get down and dirty with any silly toddler, and I can wrangle a smile from any surly teen. I'll guide you through it all, from wardrobe choices to wall collage choices- and everything in between. You can just sit back and relax.
Yeah, relax. I can hear you laughing from here.
Just call me. I'll take care of everything.
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