Courage, dear heart. - C.S. Lewis
It's been a long time comin' but here we are. A proper website. I can't begin to put into words how much this fresh and clean corner of the internet means to me. I have this sense of relief, excitement and a little nervousness.
After taking a break when I had our daughter, Gemma Rose, I realized that it was high-time I get my booty back out there in the creative world. I missed it. Through my pregnancy and into the first year of motherhood, I took time to mourn a former life and embrace this new woman I was becoming. Becoming a mother only accentuated all that I desired as a creative. I think having a baby made me feel invincible, physically. Women are wondrous beings, you know. In the same vein, I was so afraid of putting myself back out there in a professional capacity. When would I have time? What about Gem? What if I fail? What the heck am I thinking? Will I be relevant? Those thoughts creeped in my mind daily (and still do, sometimes). I decided if I don't start now, I never would. So I did. I started small; working with small businesses and friends of friends. I started building relationships again and it felt so good. I found a sliver of courage to tackle this new chapter as a photographer ... somewhere between having tea parties with stuffed animals, story time and playing tag. And you wanna know something? I'm proud that my little girl gets to see her mama face her fears and pursue a dream. Even if that means she is strapped to my back on set.
So this is it. Welcome! This little blog will be updated regularly with recent photo work, partnerships/collaborations/sponsors and personal posts. I will also be sharing my first ever home transformation photo series in the next coming weeks as well as more information about a coffee table photo book I've been working on. All good things!
THANK YOU! Thank you friends and family for your belief and support in this endeavor. I'm thrilled I get to do life with you. Cheers to putting courage to use. Finally. It takes a village.