It was the birth of my first babies (twins born in 2003) that inspired me to return to my work as a photographer. The first year of your child’s life is absolutely the longest, shortest time, and you will cherish the baby photos of your children (they were once babies!).
You’ll notice when looking through my images of babies that I’m not interested in posing sleeping babies, nor in photographing them swaddled in moss on the forest floor. I want to make fine art out of your real, actual life, and I want to leave you with authentic photographs of this fleeting time with your baby.
I take pictures of babies in the arms of the people who love and care for them, of babies doing their regular every day things (like eating and bathing), babies being their adorable baby selves, wearing their adorable natural expressions.
Because my passion lies in photographing people being themselves, it follows that I flourish as an artist when photographing children. Children are so good at being themselves, even when there’s a camera in the room, and I can’t get enough of taking pictures of them.
I photograph children doing the things that children do best: playing, being in motion, being filled with emotion, enjoying the natural world, and loving their families.
I will not ask your children to smile for the camera, and instead will photograph them doing the things that naturally bring them joy and help them fully embody themselves.
I am the mother of seven siblings, and sibling photos are at the heart of my work as a photographer. There’s nothing else quite like the sweetness of a new big sibling holding a newborn baby for the first time, or like the magic calm of a new reader reading a book to his little sister.
You will want to remember how little they once were, and how they didn’t only squabble and slam doors in each others faces; there was also a whole, whole lot of love.