Do you remember when you were a new mommy and you couldn’t get enough of your child’s soft skin, or the sweet smell of their baby breath? Do you remember when you were so small that you didn’t think about what time you woke up and your back didn’t ache from a bad nights sleep, but instead everything you looked at was new and beautiful, everything was a discovery, everyday had promise and excitement? Or remember that loved one that always made you laugh, with just a glimpse, they could bring you to tears they were so much fun to be around? These memories, or moments, are the things I see everywhere I look. I feel it was a gift given to me from God. These moments fill me with so much love and excitement, and I want you to see them and feel them. When you allow me to take your portraits, I always feel so honored, because you are allowing me to find and capture the beauty that is your life, your loved one, your moment. I have never viewed my photography as a talent. When I hold a camera, I am just capturing the beauty I see in front of me. The beauty that is all around us has always taken my breath away. Even as a small child I would notice the veins in the tiny leaves and be in awe of Gods miraculous world. Now as an adult my vision is still there but I see it in people. Nothing is more beautiful than the wrinkled fuzzy skin of a newborn, or the unfiltered joy in a two year olds giggle, or even that glance of new love, unapologetic and real. I guess in a way, when I hold my camera, I turn back into that small child and I go back to a time when everything was beautiful and I can capture that 1/200 of a second that says it all. When you look at my portraits, I don’t want you to see a pretty picture, I want you to remember that moment; the sounds, the smells, the feeling it gives you, and I want you to have all of that forever captured with the art that you hang on your walls.