It is not what we see that matters, but how we feel in the moment.
It’s that moment when the sun marries the top of a wave, blending five-thirty pm into nightfall. The way a sprig of mustard moves in the wind. Or the serenity of a surfer, perched atop the curl of a wave. Sometimes, it’s the way the wind sweeps under a flower, lifting petals and leaves to the sky. It’s the way your hair falls over your left shoulder. Or that face that your husband only makes when you’re both in on the joke. I crave the moment, no matter how fleeting.
I wasn’t always a photographer.
First, I was a mapper of clouds. I’d stare at them all day long, filling rolls of film with different versions of the same image. And then I was the student who noticed everything, who fell in love with science and the natural world, who loved the way a spiderweb framed the edge of a doorway. I married young, and my husband would tease me, because any time we went on vacation, we’d come back without any pictures of ourselves. Soon after that, I was a young mother, chasing three under five, my children full of mess, and laughter, and love. When they went to school, I followed, and taught about women in history, and architects who made buildings that looked more like sculptures. Soon enough, my camera was filled with shots of my children and their friends, holiday parades, birthday parties, costume contests. Somewhere along the way, I found my way back to nature, craving the capture of organic forms. It didn’t matter if it was those first rolls of film, or a birthday cake. I realized that everywhere I went, my camera came too.
I was many things.
But I was always a photographer.
So whether it’s the California coastline, the curve of a floral print, or that shot of your kids looking at your dog like he just stole a steak off the counter, I want to make your home feel like it belongs to you.
Let me capture the moments between moments, the parts of you that mean the most to you. Allow me to see them and bring them life, so they can live in your home the same way they do in your memories.