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 5 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!
Overseas Mission Photography
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!
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.
The life of this photographer
Here is a collection of some of my personal photos from my travels, time with family and friends, and my adventure with my Husband, Scotty. In July 2014, I married my best friend and love of my life, Scott Hwang...the hunkiest Korean American man out there.