“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” – Unknown
One of the most incredible elements of being a documentary photographer is that I can photograph my daughter discovering her sense of self as she grows and develops. The images I shoot are a reminder that in those moments she only knows what I – and those that care for her – teach her. Her sense of the world is one we have molded. This time is fleeting, and now that she is two, I am seeing her begin to make conscious decisions for herself – to form her own opinions and develop her own ideas on life. Right now I recognize that my views and beliefs resonate with her in a unique way. This is what inspires me to keep snapping images. To keep capturing these passing times. I want them to stand still indefinitely for her to look back on.
My career enables me to catch these strides towards maturity for Emilia, my husband, and me to hold on to. I designed The Unscripted Life Sessions to provide my client with this possibility as well. To present them with these extraordinary moments to reflect on, laugh about, remember, and to share with family and friends now and in the future. As a photographer, there is great satisfaction in knowing that the families I work with will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique moments as much as I do with my own.