I was motivated to get into photography once my partner was accepted to grad school in Sweden. I invested in my first DSLR in June of 2016 with the intention of documenting life abroad. I photographed everything- landscapes, lifestyle, nature, but was mostly drawn to the raw, unposed moments I sought out in street photography.
Once I (accidentally) discovered documentary family photography, my entire mind exploded in a massive epiphany. It brought me back to my favorite images of my dad and I, who passed when I was nine years old. These images are not the ones of us smiling for the camera, but the ones that are a real moment immortalized, the ones that remind me of what it felt like to be with him.
Too many of my firsthand memories have unfortunately faded and these types of images help me stay connected to who my father was and how much he loved me. I knew immediately that this is what I needed to do with my life. That I needed to photograph more than just what people looked like, but who they are and how they love each other.
I love doing Day in the Life sessions for families since I find it therapeutic and fulfilling to be a member of their family for a day and to have the opportunity to create for them the images I always wish I had.