I've been keeping journals since I was in the 3rd grade and I'm so glad to share some of my most intimate life moments with you here! Here, you'll find inspirational stories of clients, my journey as a wife and first-time mother and other adventures I have that makes my world go 'round. So please, sit back, grab some coffee ( or my personal favorite, a good ol' fashioned Arnold Palmer!) and enjoy exploring my latest work! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
I’ve always felt as if I’ve had an old soul. I can’t quite tell you why, but there has always been something about the “good ol’ days” that I’ve felt connected to. For that reason, I’ve always been drawn to older women. I love their stories, their grace…their confidence. I admire the peace they have… the way they laugh from their gut when they’re telling me one of their favorite memories. I adore the shimmers of gray in their hair and the wisdom they share.
Being a portrait photographer, I have the honor of capturing women of all ages and backgrounds. But I gotta say, photographing a woman over the age of 50…a woman who, as she describes it is “in her prime,” offers me an experience unparalleled to any other.
I love older women so much because they celebrate their mistakes. They don’t fake the funk and try to impress people. What you see is what you get. They laugh without worry because they know they’ve survived the storms of their youth. Every time I photograph her, I end up in tears because although I’m serving them, the wisdom they share with me adds fuel to the fire burning within me. Who they were then speaks to who they are now. During our sessions, their testimonies encourage me in ways only a seasoned lady can encourage me. In their eyes I see the strength they have. In the tone of their voices, I hear the struggles they’ve overcome. Their faith roars just as loud as the click of my shutter and in that moment I am changed.
Capturing older women is something I will always love to do. Your mothers, your grandmothers, aunts and great-aunts…they are my muse. Being their storyteller and sharing their wisdom is why I do what I do. As far as I’m concerned, trends come and go, but she is one that will NEVER go out of style.