About Your Maine Family Photographer
Wife | Mother | Artist
Some people feel like they don’t need to be saved, but my husband saved me. We met when we were very young and hit it off instantly. We waited after 10 years and several babies to get married. When we finally thought we had it all right, our wedding photographer lost every single image taken during our 2-day destination wedding.
That experience has taught me so much, I have grown as a person and as a photographer. I have learned the ins and outs of proper file handling and care of images that I take, I also learned to be a better human being, to forgive and to be thankful for what I have – even when things don’t go as according to plan.
Moving to Maine was never a part of my plan, but once we came to visit and I was sold – instantly!
My husband and I had our first baby before we were married, I was just 18 years old. I had been out on my own for 3 years and so I felt like I was ready. Who was I kidding? I don’t think we’re ever ready for all of the motherly responsibilities.. but, I loved it so much, we decided to have 6 more children. Yes, I gave birth to 7 children and that is one of my biggest accomplishments. Part 2 of that plan is to raise them to be wonderful human beings with big hearts (I guess we’ll see how that pans out when they’re older haha)
Our last pregnancy was a pair of identical twins who have a rare genetic condition called Albinism. Yeah, like the twins from the Matrix, they are Albino. I am thankful to have been given this role, they were meant for me, for our family.
I bought my first camera when our second daughter was born in 2011. I did this because I wanted better photos. I had taken my first daughter to several photographers and portrait studios and.. I wanted more emotion and I wanted to document their childhood. That quickly lead to a full blown photography business where I began taking clients. I became very busy, very fast and have loved taking pictures for people ever since.
Over the years, I have worked with several publications, baby product companies and magazines where my work is used to convey messages. I love that my work is able to tell the story that words cannot, something that I hope to achieve for you when we meet.
I grew up in Southern California, and love that I was able to start my life there because California is a place full of different cultures and lifestyles. I think this plays a major role in who I shaped up to be. I love learning about new things and this business has helped me to understand different religions, customs and importance to others that otherwise, I may not have gotten the chance to experience. I believe that all people should be treated with love and support, no matter what.
Personally, I love architecture, if I weren’t a photographer I probably would have done something down that route or maybe healthcare because I am also a genetics enthusiast, I have spent a great amount of time learning about the preservation of life too. I love to help others and do so when I can, it is within my nature to sometimes do too much, but I’m okay with that. Traveling has been a part of my life since I was 6, my grandparents were in a great position at the end of their lives where they spent their entire retirement traveling the world, I like to think they’ve been just about everywhere. I love coffee, Starbucks was my go-to (out of convenience) but I am definitely trying all of the new coffee places around Northern Maine! Seafood. I LOVE it! Another thing that drew me to Maine was the market of wild caught and fresh seafood, I’m pretty much in heaven here!