You are your own ART.

Photographer, and Artist - Educator and portrait lover....

Photography is my soul's passion. Portraits are what I love to create. I do it because I love it! I'm often asked what kind of photography I dedicate myself to. But I find it difficult to confine myself to a label such as a lifestyle photographer, family photographer, fashion photographer etc. My philosophy is that an artist is always growing and there is no reason to put a limit on the artist's skills. With that in mind, if someone presents an idea, even if it is out of my "comfort zone," I consider it. Regardless, I do have my personal favorites. I love shooting child portraits and using natural light or artificial light to sculpt my subjects.

I wasn't born a photographer, I was born with a great love and passion for life and all that it is, I embrace the ones I love - and fuel my soul with creativity and education.
 
Inspired by your visions, your passions, love, children, and family your creativity, I want to tell the stories of life and capture the ideas, people and things you love about life.  A story that shows the heart of true values, and the visual legacy you want to leave behind. A life full of love, passion, heart, and soul.

Life is beautiful, it is precious  and meaningful.  It is full of symbols, emotional treasures, laughter, sincerity, hope, joy, sadness - I now see these symbols everywhere I look - I see them in the dark shadows, I see them in the light, I them in shapes and lines I see it in your eyes and face.  I wish to explore all these element in our images. Every day we evolve, we change, and yesterday becomes a memory.  But photographs have this incredible ability to preserve the past - is that not simply the most magical thing?  You can freeze a moment....you can tell a story, you can create documents of raw emotion - it is this incredible tool in my hands, that conveys these messages and has the ability to create emotions long after the moment has past. As the years go by, you will look back on your life moments with tears of joy, sadness, sorrow, laughter, and the satisfaction that you created these memories for your children, this is your legacy.

I am a deeply soulful, spiritual and creative person.  I cherish the opportunity to authentically and beautifully capture other living souls doing what they love to do, being authentic to their inner selves and showing their true inner person in the best way I know how.

I am an creative thinker, who strives to capture beautiful images.  With a passion for light, movement, shapes and symbols I want to capture beautiful photographs.  I wish to photograph things that move me, things that inspire me.  I like to push myself to new limits, I love to push my creativity, my learning in photography and art and in the experience of life. 

Everyone is an artist, you have to believe in yourself and find what moves you, find what makes you feel alive - some spend a lifetime searching, while others just know.  For me it has taken time - to develop my skills and to know what I really want.

My journey began because of my children, now I have a collection of beautiful, creative images an they inspire me every day.

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How has photography changed the way I see myself?

I see myself with a sense of purpose, to capture life around me. I am important when playing the role of "photographer". All of my photography friends always, always make me feel special which I am so thankful for. These images I will treasure forever.

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“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

— Anais Nin

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Why do I want to share photography with the world?

It is your legacy, photography has a way to evoke emotions you did not think were even possible, it represents your past, your resent and your future - the story it tells is beyond words. Even now i look at images I took years ago and the tears roll down my cheeks - the memories, the feelings, the joy, laughter, excitement - photography does that!

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Your personal work is different to your styled and commercial work?

As you enter the journey of photography, you are drawn to certain styles of the artform, be it for the styling, technical aspect, lighting conditions, color tones, editing style, connection etc etc and you develop a style you are drawn to - and that is what your "sell" to your clients.  However, this is usually a very specific style where you pay attention to , lighting, location, styling, etc - But for everyday life - these conditions are not constant - sometimes with my children I simply seize the moment....no matter what they are wearing or where they are.

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Personal projects and images @mywhite_square

The devil whispers, “You can’t handle the storm.” The warrior replies, “I am the storm.”