Ever since I announced my retirement from photographing weddings and families, I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I’ll be photographing next. The short answer is “I don’t know yet.” After shooting photos for over a decade and almost 6 years in business, I can finally see my own voice emerge from my photos. I am drawn to authenticity in photography, to photos that are beautiful because they are real, not in spite of it. I’m not entirely sure how that will translate into my business, but for now all that matters is that I continue to clarify my voice and my vision when it comes to photography.
This is my family – brother, sister in law, and my 3 nieces. I pitched the idea of a different kind of newborn shoot, one that is more in the moment with no lengthy planning of wardrobe or props or any sort of posing. When you have a newborn life is a blur – it’s easy to forget those quiet, beautiful moments that happen between numerous diaper changes and the witching hour (or two) or midnight feedings. My goal: create a collection of photographs that capture this precious time in a family’s history, but do it in such a way that is honest, intimate, and true. I’m so happy they took me up on the idea.