Photo Cred: Leah Rife Photo
Hi There! I can't WAIT to get to know you as we work together.
So a Little about me... As a family daycare provider, I’m no stranger to early childhood development, having spent over 10 years in the childcare industry (Holy cow that makes me feel old!). That love of preserving the magic of childhood and observing children pours out into my photography work. I know how to put kids at ease, give them space when they need it, and capture them in a way that is unobtrusive, fun, and candid.
I’m the work-at-home wife of a travel geek, scrunchy mother of two vivacious children, and I have an uncanny talent for trailing lost things behind me, a la Hansel and Gretel. Writing (catch me on the Red Tricycle, Breastfeeding World, and The CityMoms!) my ADHD-active-brain. Thank goodness my loving husband puts up with me bouncing from one thing to the next, and losing half my belongings along the way.
I picked up a camera because I wanted to capture my own family adventures. My Littles were growing WAY too fast, and I needed hold on to and treasure them far beyond that moment in time. What I found, however, was passion for capturing those little moments, not just for my self, but for others too. I realized that I could freeze in a single frame, not just the way a person looked, but who they were, and how they felt in that stage of their life. I don't want to take a pretty picture- I want to document your LIVES.
I’m constantly striving (and often failing) to perfect the balance between hot-mess-mom and do-it-all mom.
The funny thing is, in this beautiful disaster of a life, I wouldn’t have it any other way.