My Why

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense,
and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”                                ~Ansel Adams

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I have always had a passion for taking pictures.  When I was younger, I would dress my little sisters up and “pose” them for photo shoots.  Never would I have imagined that the small spark of creativity would someday explode when I had my first baby.  When my daughter was born, I wanted to photograph every last detail of her.  I knew how quickly she would change and I didn’t want to miss any of it.  I wanted to capture every moment and document important milestones in our lives.  My passion for photography blossomed as I watched her grow up and pretty soon I had friends and family complimenting my work.  Being the introvert that I am, I was too nervous to put myself out there, so photography remained a hobby.  I got plenty of practice photographing Kaleigh and she became a pro in front of the camera!  Then along came my son in 2008.  I was just finishing up my bachelors degree in Psychology at VCU, but my heart belonged to photography.  I knew I would never forgive myself if I didn’t take a chance to do what I love so during the fall of 2009, I bought my first DSLR camera, decided to take a leap of faith, and here I am!  I never would have been inspired to follow my dreams if it weren’t for my family, my husband, and God. I have the most supportive and encouraging family a girl could ask for and feel blessed to be doing what I love!  I take pictures because I truly enjoy documenting love, memories, and relationships. I love being able to capture an emotion, a smile, a laugh and freezing it for all time…..I love being a story teller and memory keeper.

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