this is my story
"...these small moments of deeply connecting with another are what truly define us. It's what we remember. They become the very stories we tell. Stories that teach us that what we had was always more than enough."
This story doesn't start with a camera at age 12.
It doesn't even start with an art degree or business school.
Perhaps, this story doesn't start in the most usual of ways.
But that is perfectly alright.
Because this story. Is my story.
Growing up, I learned to watch people at a young age.
I truly believe that this gave me the ability to see in the way I do now. A way that sees the lovely in the broken. A way that sees the hand of redemption and grace when you least expect it.
I grew up in an imperfect family. Situations were far from ideal at times. But in the midst of what could have been forever heart breaking, are these little things that I cling to with all my being. These small, authentic, pieces of my story, found woven within the pages of my life that I hold so close.
Memories like how I would always bake cookies with my Mom...and get to lick the chocolate off the beaters. (I still do)
Memories like how I would hold my Dad's hands that seemed larger than life to someone so small. I can remember the safety of hiding mine in his.
Maybe your story is perfect, and maybe it isn't at all. But it doesn't matter. It's about the stories we claim as our own-
gritty but beautiful.
When I created this connection portrait brand, it was because I found meaning in what was authentic. It was because I found this beautiful story in the connection of two that no one else seemed to be telling.
I have fallen in love with this incredible opportunity to be invited into the hearts of those I photograph. I meet the most wonderful people, and have the honor of looking deeper than imperfection. I have this passion to create a way to share these moments, in this quiet and meaningful way that makes my heart explode.
I have the privilege to tell an authentic story with my camera that people can pass down for generations. It's about seeing that these small moments of deeply connecting with another are what truly define us.
It's what we remember.
They become the very stories we tell.
Stories that teach us that what we had was always more than enough.