Before I start.... here is a little piece of my heart.
When I was a little girl, we used to spend a week every summer at the beach in Destin, FL. My dad would sit in a beach chair with his video camera in hand (back in the VHS days!!), filming us chasing the waves and collecting seashells. I can remember how I felt watching those videos years later as a child, a teenager, and an adult.
The way my heart filled with nostalgia, how my senses reacted so strongly to those clips to the point that I could almost feel the sun on my skin and taste the salt on my lips again, completely overwhelms me even today.
I first started filming with my camera in 2013 and from the moment I created my first film of my daughter I knew that this was something other people NEED to have. It stirred so many more emotions within me than photos ever have, and I knew from that moment that this was a turning point for me. I made a promise to myself to work as hard as I possibly could to make this available for other families.
That initial drive to create films for families has extended past just my own clients and into teaching other photographers how to create films.
So that hopefully through educating other photographers, I can reach far more families than I could if I was just doing it on my own.
At the tender age of 21, I met and married the love of my life who swept me off my feet and brought me to live in Australia where I've loved living ever since. Together we have had two young children who are my muses and the reason why I became passionate about documenting family life. During my sessions I draw on 18+ years of experience as a storyteller/musician to create a nostalgic experience for my clients in my work through the use of carefully hand selected music and thoughtful, intentional storytelling. My work has been described as soulful, earthy, honest, and emotional.
In 2017 I was named one of Clickin Mom's Top 100 Photographers to Watch, was interviewed on the PhotobizXPosed Podcast, and presented at The Baby Summit - an international conference for photographers.