to be there

I've been inspired lately when it comes to portraits. Families, babies, bellies, couples. I've had some great subjects lately and I've been re thinking my relationship with portrait photography. When I started out, I thought of portraits as still. Isolated in a studio. Limited by my direction.

Now that I've photographed & seen my friends go through so many stages in their lives, I'm realizing more and more the importance of capturing a time rather than just a face or a pose. 

To remember not only the child's face but the toys in the room, the hand painting, the home and how it felt. How it was to be there.

The other day, I spent the afternoon with Alexandria, her mom and grandma.

That was the day that Alexandria experienced sand for the first time and I was there to capture it for her.