When I was pregnant with my oldest, my mom shared the timeless quote with me- ‘the days are long, but the years are short.’ I didn’t fully understand it until having children, then it became really real, really fast. Within a 12-hour period, me and my three dance between our daily routine, searching for a balance that’s always almost there. There’s deep laughter, comforted tears, lots of creativity, good humor, raised voices, joy and pride, lots of pride. Then all of the sudden, six small eyes have closed and slumbered into a deep sleep. Getting there isn’t always easy, but as cliche as it sounds, it goes so fast and I sit here wondering how the last year slipped through the cracks. For these reasons, I document our days. In 2013, I completed my first 365 project (one photo a day, for one year) and 2014 brought with it the beginning of my second 365. Looking through the images brings back a flood of memories; it brings me back to those long days and short years.
It’s these days, the every day, that I document for family’s. To share with them the beauty that’s there, but sometimes easily forgotten- the spilled cereal, the popsicles melted all over faces and the dance parties, just to name a few. These are all part of our stories, the stories that we’ll one day reminisce about with our children, and share with our grandchildren. Our every day is our foundation. It is us.
I’m located in Kodiak, Alaska, and available for travel. For more information on sessions, please contact me here.
My work has been featured:
in-print: Clickin Moms book “Laughter” ; AK Rhythm Magazine
on-line: Let the Kids Dress Themselves; Light Inspired; i heart faces; the 5-Minute Project
gallery: 2013 Rarefied Light
stock: Off-Set; Getty Images
group projects: Kids Were Here; Wish You Were Here in a Year