"It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us."
- J.K. Rowling
I love this quote by one of my favorite authors. We all have magic - something unique that we contribute. I have found this to be true with the people I meet and come to know.
My "magic" comes from a combination of things: my outgoing nature, my love of documenting things, my background in journalism and my love of telling stories. I've always been drawn to the written word, but when I was given a camera as a teenager, only then did I realized what my true passion is.
Taking photographs, especially of my children, is my dearest hobby. Capturing their smiles and sparkling eyes gives me such a thrill. I never in my life, though, dreamed that I would one day become a birth photographer. Thankfully, my sister allowed me to photograph the birth of my nephew who was born via c-section. I was transformed. Having children is thrilling, but witnessing birth is quite different. It was amazing, exhilarating and life changing, and I found my true calling as a birth photographer.
As a true extrovert, being around people gives me such amazing energy! Meeting new people is one of my hobbies. I meet people in all sorts of fun ways: walking my cute beagle Milo, playing on my co-ed softball team, or taking frequent trips to the park with my kids.
There are also times that I don’t mind being alone. That’s when I catch up on the latest book I’m reading, look up a new recipe on Pinterest, or playing The Piano Guys music on my piano.
Most of my favorite social interactions happen with my husband of 10 years, Jed, and two boys and my daughter. We love playing games, reading stories (Harry Potter especially!), baking chocolate chip cookies, doing crafts or watching movies and our favorite tv shows (Avatar: the Last Airbender). Family is the most important thing to me besides my faith in God.
Family is the foundation of society, and without it, everything would crumble. That’s why I’m dedicated to photographing and preserving family memories and moments. Births are my favorite thing to document. Who can resist a tiny bundle of joy coming straight from heaven? Because of my college degree in journalism, I’m familiar with capturing little details in the moment. I’m trained to see things that others miss. I’m not timid, but I'm sensitive enough to let things just be.
I am excited to document those important moments in your family’s life!
Still wanting to learn more about me? Head over to this blog post about 10 things you might not know about me.