Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Before anything else, I’m a Mother, which in turn also makes me a Baseball Mom, and Tennis Mom right now. I try to make it to every practice, and every game. And while this can get exhausting to juggle on top of the rest of the days responsibilities, I cant help but continue to be completely amazed at the commitment, responsibility…and PASSION my children have for their extracurricular activities! They too must juggle school and homework and still have the time and energy to put it all into the activity of their choice. And its not just my kids…its all the children around me…! Whether is is horse backing riding, dancing, ice skating or piano lessons, I see children excel and exceed all expectations, and it BLOWS ME AWAY!
And so, as a Photographer can I just say I LOVE capturing this spirit they have in their sessions! The leap of a committed dancer, bond of a rider, connection of a musician…it is such a special moment of a child’s life. And I find myself proud of each and every one I am honored to photograph!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
”Most people think of ballet as children in little tutus.
They don’t know it is sweat, blood and tears as well!”
– Nan Keating
There is something so humbling when photographing young girls that dance. Their commitment, passion and complete dedication to the art is something I never had for anything when I was that age. It’s so much more then the costumes, which are gorgeous… oh how I love tulle and sequins… and they look like living dolls with their stage make-up…
But it’s the grace and poise that these girls possess that rocks me to my core.
Miss M has been dancing for as long as I can remember, and I’ve known her since she was born. I’ve had these images in my head for the last few years since her mother, also a former dancer, told me she was going to start on pointe. They were both SO patient with me while I “tried” to explain, and to their amusement “show” them some poses that had been swirling around in my head. Miss M executed every single one with such ease, and didn’t even laugh at me during my attempts…although I know her Mom got a kick out of it. I cant wait to see where this beauty’s life leads her..I just hope she allows me to capture it along the way…
And extra kudos to her brother who was so understanding the whole afternoon and even gave us some amazing shots at the end of our day!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
For my very first blog EVER, I wanted it to be very special and something close to my heart…
These photographs are of a recent trip my family took to visit our best friends that moved to NC. As a photographer I know the value and importance of taking photographs, but sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of life, I don’t take my camera with me on personal trips.
But, on this day..I’m so grateful I did! I miss my best friend EVERY day. Our families miss each other. Their family is going through an extremely hard time right now and it kills me to not be by her side.
As I was finally getting around to doing some edits to these pictures, my personal photos are unfortunately ALWAYS the last ones I get to, I couldn’t help notice all the groups of two in many of my photos. A reminder though we are far in distance we are always close at heart?… I hope so.
These photos make me smile, they make me realize we will someday be together again. I am grateful for this families friendship, and grateful God keeps us close no matter how far apart we are.