There is no greater bond than the one you share with your family. Through moments small and large, the ones you love help shape who you are and what you aspire to be. Through their support and encouragement, my own parents pushed me to pursue my greatest dreams, and at an early age I marched right up to them and said, “I want to be a photographer.” So, they bought me my first camera—a hot pink Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles model—and thus I began to realize my dream. Over the years my cameras became larger, and so did my love for taking pictures.
As children grow up, as parents pass on and siblings move away, photographs remain magical time capsules that fill us with comfort and happiness. Just as love for our families endures throughout our lives, photographs endure to remind us of the special moments and special people that make life worth living. This is why I am drawn to taking pictures—so that I can be a part of that magic.
It gives me great pleasure to think that I can share my love of photography with you by taking pictures of the people you love, and by creating mementos that will bring you joy for years to come. It makes my camera a very powerful little thing. If I can help other families share loving memories like the ones I have shared with my own family, I just know the world will be a little brighter.
Please feel free to send me a message. I would love to hear from you, and I can’t wait to meet your family!
I usually photograph Emma at home so it was fun to photograph her in a new location! These were taken in the west loop at a studio space. I absolutely love these family photos! Scroll through to see some of my favorites.