Photographer. Mama to 5. Creative Heart
I take photos to pause time,
to slow down in the busyness,
spark joy in the ordinary
to breathe it all in,
and find my some calm in the chaos.
I want to remember these long crazy days and I want to hold on to these snippets of time, of loving whole-heartedly. And all I want to pass that on to you. So that we all can feel nostalgia wrap her arms around us and give us a warm hug.
I want to make art for you, something original, creative and unique.
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
Lemonade and Lenses 1st Place in Child Category. 2014
Child Portrait Competition 1st Place in Lifestyle Category 2014
Long Way Home Magazine: Co-editor and contributor of a magazine to inspire other Artists
HOME. HEART. ADVENTURE.
Home is my calm, my ordinary, my daily fuel.
Heart is my family, my creativity, my motherhood journey.
Adventure is my chaos, my curiosity, my wanderlust.
These three words guide my creativity, my voice, my day.
Whenever I feel lost, and start to drift, I row back to these words.
They are my anchor. They are my why.
They are me.
Side projects that inspire my creativity
with brave wings she flies
Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” And one thing that I have to give back is my photography. It’s my plan to gift sessions to those who may not be able to afford it but so deserve it. Those who are survivors of domestic violence, those who are sick and dealing with illness, and those parents who are champions for the children. Some days, they have the world on their shoulders, and deserve a little gift. If this is you, or you know someone who deserves beautiful photos with their family, please contact me.
her wild and precious life
It’s the last year in my 40’s and I’m putting ordinary on a pedestal by attempting a 365 project as a count down to my 50th birthday. I've never succeeded with a 365, but I am hoping this project will be different as the super talented Chloe Lodge is joining me over on Instagram. She is embracing her first year of living in NZ, and together we created the hashtag #herwildandpreciouslife if you want to follow along.
life in still
In the chaos of raising 5 gorgeous souls, I find calm in the still. It’s the moments of quiet that feed my soul, and learning this has helped my creativity. It’s one of the many things that I have on my list of “gifts to myself”