Madison turned one and we celebrated and took a few minutes to make some mother-daughter portraits because moms are behind the camera too much. Looking at the prints I have of me with my family on my wall, I just keep thinking, it’s good to be seen.
If you, mom, want to be seen in your family’s memories and life, let’s make some photographs together.
As a little side note, I’m falling deep, deep in love with film. The slowness, the deliberateness, the not-having-to-sift-through-hundreds-of-imagesness–I’m crazy about it. I thought it would just be a fun venture, but I’m too in love to stop–all this means: changes, loves. Good ones. Coming soon.
Tables, chairs, china, and linens: Diamond Rental
I learned that it is possible to fall in love with an entire family while photographing this bunch. Samantha is a talented photographer herself, and after we met at Yan’s workshop I knew we would be fast friends. But after I gushed over her girls, her sweet, spunky Hero and snuggly Goldie, the next day I missed all of them. Like, for real.
They’re adorable, of course, but they also carry a love in their family that inspired me to go home and be a better member of my own family. I guess it’s about support–never undermining each other, never an unkind word…you just know, after interacting with them, that they all hold each other up through their shiniest and darkest moments.
And kay, let’s talk about how adorable Hero is in her giraffe costume. I LOVE that Sam and Chas wanted to incorporate it because it’s such a part of who she is and what’s she’s interested in right now. Nothin more authentic than that.
Sam and Chas, thank you for letting me photograph you and your family. It was a dream.
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I really adore this family. Amber is a talented florist, and I’ve been a fan of hers personally and professionally (that sounds so creepy…we’re gonna go with it) ever since she and Seth were some of my first clients. They invited me into their home to photograph their sweet little boy, and I left with the loveliest little bunch of florals just to say thank you–I’m continually amazed at how gracious and generous you are to me. You, all of you–clients, friends (real life and internet) and those of you who just come by to look at photos. I’m inspired to be a nicer, better human because of you.
Amber and Seth, thank you so very much for trusting me to document your family, for opening your home and your hearts and your whole huge love for each other and for your darling Greyson. It was a treat, for real.
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I’m so, so excited to share these images. I am just head over heels in love with photographing families in their homes and their favorite places. Lindsey is a rad photographer herself, and I was honored to document her family in their home, their backyard hammock, and their favorite park right around the corner. I had to laugh, because Lindsey kept protesting that her home wasn’t beautiful enough, and looking at these photos I’m just giggling. Because guess what. You make your home beautiful. I’m probably going to say that one million times and I don’t even care because it’s so true I just gotta.
We also teamed up with Flower Afternoon to create a simple installation–and with a few ferns and blooms on the nightstands, the space was transformed into a beautiful backdrop for photos.
Thank you so much, Stewart family, for trusting me and letting me hang out with you. It was a delight.
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