We had four babes in five years.
But that’s not what got me into photography. I was holding a camera long before I had a baby. It was all for the girl scout badge in 8th grade, which morphed into a science project on film speeds (like actual film in a roll!). Fast forward, I was the yearbook photographer and editor; graduating from University of South Carolina with a glorified yearbook degree: Journalism and Visual Communications.
My best training as a family photographer came from my own kids.
Having boys back to back trained me in the subtle art of “persuasion” and child psychology:
Keep it fun!
Turn a blind eye to misbehavior, talk a lil potty talk, make it a competition, and say yes!
Look, if the kids aren’t having a good time, no one is right? More time doesn’t make anyone cry less.
It’s so easy to get lost in the daily grind of meal prep, homework and Saturday soccer. The days are so, so long but the years just get shorter and shorter.
They’re not getting any smaller.
But that’s my mission: To create easy, joyful photos for mamas who want to remember.