I was worried about my lack of showing up this year before I started to compile my self portraits. Self portraiture has been an outlet for me for 4 years now, but the idea of putting myself in front of the lens seemed overwhelming to me this year. I just didn’t feel whole enough to be present in a photo or to take the time to even make one. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this group of images in front of me. I was there.
I am a wife and mama to two little miracles from Morgantown, West Virginia. I've had a passion for photography my entire life, but when I had my daughter three years ago, I felt a deep urge to capture her every move. Her tiny baby feet and hands were changing every day, and I wanted a way that I could hold on to those memories forever. Photography is a gift that I provide my family with. I want my children to have authentic documentation of their childhood. I, wholeheartedly, believe that photography is an heirloom. I am living my dream by getting to know other families and telling their story through a series of photographs. I love to learn about, and document, what you love about your family. Babies change fast. The beautiful chaos of life is something you'll want to remember the rest of your life. Helping other families provide an heirloom for their children is my life's mission.