After a career in Advertising then home for several years with my daughters, I knew there would be another chapter for me. It wasn’t until a close friend was losing her battle with cancer at the age of 40 that I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. I was confronted with the fragility of life and did not want to find myself one day asking why I hadn’t pursued my dream. Even more, I was watching my two daughters getting older and more independent as each day passed and the only way I knew how to stop time was with my camera.
And that is why I do this. Not because photography is a fun hobby (it is!). Or because I need to help support my family and contribute to my girls college education (I do!). I do it because I truly LOVE to celebrate and document the relationships in my clients’ lives and help them stop time by preserving a memory of their family as it is right now.
I've been married for 17 years and am a mom to 12 and 16 year old girls. I hate to even think about it, but in a few short years my oldest will be leaving for college, and I'm trying to make the most of this time. For the last 8 years I've taken the girls on a summer road trip -- just the three of us (sometimes my husband meets up with us for a few days, too!). Some years we go farther than others, but the most important thing is that it's time together. We have the best talks, do a LOT of singing in the car (be glad you aren't there to witness that!), and have a lot of laughs.
I'm passionate about travel, and wish I had an unlimited budget for plane tickets! One of my biggest goals is to show my kids as much of the world as I can so that hey know their place in it. So far we've been to France (twice), Portugal, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. I feel that travel is one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids. I love to talk travel, so if you ever have questions about any of the places I've been or just trip planning in general, shoot me an email. If you are interested in reading about some of our travels, be sure to check out my travel blog posts.
That's my old house up there! This place was built in 1887 and when my husband and I bought it 14 years ago we had NO idea what we were getting into. Truth is, I think I'm handy, but I'm really not. It's finally in a place where we can look around and feel like we made it our own. My favorite places in the house are my office, which is full of windows, and my front porch, where you'll often find me with a glass of wine and a book in the summer. My old house (and me!) did have 15 minutes of fame -- we were on an episdoe of "Ask This Old House" right after we moved in here. Tom Silva came and taught me how to drywall, and then he and his crew even stayed for lunch.