Over the span of 14 years, I've traveled to Harmons, Jamaica to minister to the people there. I've taken part in building houses, helping at medical clinics, and building relationships with the people. Over the past 5 years, I've had the opportunity to take photograph's for Won by One to Jamaica. This type of photography has captured my heart! I love to tell stories, promote awareness, and empower others.
I'm usually my happiest when I'm outside, surrounded by God's creation. In fact, most days, I wish I could just be outside all of the time. There are moments when I find it necessary to actually put my camera down (gasp) and just enjoy the view without a screen in front of my face. Other times, I want to freeze those images forever.
Mama & Baby Birds
I believe that a family session should not only be a memorable experience, but it should capture the real, raw moments in your family's life. Whether your kids are having a happy, smiley kind of day or a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" as Judith Viorst put it...I want to tell your family's story. Perhaps you're having a family reunion or you want to document some moments between the family and friends who have gathered to celebrate the life of a lost loved one. It'd be an honor to document those moments for you. Whatever the occasion, I believe that family time is incredibly valuable, and having those photographs to hold onto when we are wrinkly and wise is equally as important.
For the past 7 years, I've had the privilege of documenting weddings. Sharing in a couple's first day as husband and wife is pretty unique. I love the artistic and creative aspect of it all, but what's equally as important is the relational aspect. Taylor Sprague, a friend & photographer who first mentored me & encouraged me to be a photographer, told me that this "job" isn't just about taking photos--it's about serving and loving others. It is an honor to walk alongside couples during their season of engagement. Learning a couple's story & then telling it through photos is a beautiful thing. I don't take the opportunity of telling a love story lightly!
In Febraury 2011, I was brainstorming with my friend, Beth, who was my amazing assistant. I wanted to find an affordable, fun & special way to document LOVE among friends, spouses, and family, and create an event out of it. Since it was February, I knew the sessions would need to be mini, so in honor of Valentine's Day, I advertised via Facebook for 14 minute sessions (get it? 14 minute sessions in honor of Febrary 14?), and had 30 groups booked within an hour. I look forward to seeing returners & new faces every year!
The life of this photographer
A collection of some of my personal photos from my travels, time with family and friends, and my adventure with my Husband, Scotty.