Photography is a tangible form of nostalgia. A moment that we deem important enough to want to remember. My journey as a documentary lifestyle photographer in Denver began because of childhood nostalgia and love of story telling. My mom raised us as a single mother and we don’t have many images of her from our childhood years and into our teens years. It’s easy to go through albums and see us growing and living life but she wasn’t in a lot of those images because she was the one taking the photos. Her identity became ours for a long time and I wish I had more of her. As a family, portrait & wedding photographer I specialize in customized lifestyle photography to help tell your story. I love the organic moments that share who you are and what you love or how you and your loved ones connect. I want your kiddos & the people who love you to be able to look back at those memories and see you in them living life and finding your joy. I hold a deep belief that we are ALL worthy of being photographed, being documented. We all have a story to tell & that story is important.
The only two foundations I have for my sessions are:
1: Show up with open hearts & a yes and mentality – I started adapting the yes and mentality into my sessions years ago and the idea comes from improv & basically means that whatever is handed to us we use and create from. Sessions are always unpredictable and full or surprises especially when working with kiddos & babies nothing is predictable. The weather may throw us for a loop, the light may not be what we envisioned. I am a huge believer in taking what you have and making magic out of the ordinary because the real purpose behind your photography session is not perfection, it is authenticity. I don’t care if your kiddo has a tantrum of epic proportion during our session as long as you have an open heart when it’s happening and know that it doesn’t really matter. It’s just a moment and we’ll make it through. Photography sessions are overstimulating for all of us and the more you can incorporate a joyful mentality the easier it will to lessen the overwhelming feelings this process can bring up.
2: Be powerful in who you are – YOU ARE WORTHY OF BEING DOCUMENTED. THIS is truth. YOU. YES YOU. YOU are worthy of being documented. And you are worthy of being confident in your identity while being documented.