I started this blog because I wanted a platform to share stories. My stories and the stories of others; mostly because I find comfort in words. I stopped doing that for a while because I thought that if I wanted to be a photographer, I should let my photos tell the story. It’s what a business person should do. And I was warned that I might lose my audience, the little that I actually have. But guess what? I hate it. I hate being silenced. So things are going to be a bit different around here. There will be more stories. More sharing. Of my greatest joys and personal struggles,… Keep Reading
I had my eye on it. The blue embroidered whales adorning the bumper with matching crib skirt and sheet, the wall art reflecting pieces of the sea, the straw baskets. The adorable matching pillow that now rests on the linen chair in his room. I picked it all and bought it all. The planning began way before I announced to my family and friends that we were having a third baby and he was a boy! Because to me, one of the greatest parts of pregnancy, and well – all of major life events – is the planning. I love to plan, and dream, and make lists. And so I… Keep Reading
I’m one of you. I too felt that I lost my identity – myself – when I became a mama. Everything in my life was about this new person. This little baby consumed my life and guilt visited me often. I was lost for years. The addition of two little beings did not make it easy, but just recently I realized how neglectful I was toward myself. I realized that one of the greatest blessings I can give my babies is a happy, confident mama. One that is whole. Because I want them to be whole and not be defined by their roles either. I want them to be and… Keep Reading
“What do you do? I’m a photographer. Oh, what kind?” This is a common question I hear people asking photographers. Almost as if a “kind” is specific to what you photograph. They expect to hear: I’m a wedding photographer, or I’m a portrait photographer, or I’m a newborn photographer, but really my “kind”, my “style” is not based on the people I choose to photograph, but in how and why I photograph them. When I first started photography back in 2009 I was scared and naïve. I followed the crowd and I really thought that my “niche” was who I wanted to photograph. It took some soul searching this time… Keep Reading
Today, like many other days, I woke up with passion. Passion to follow my heart, to live my dream, to work towards a goal, to achieve something greater. See, what I don’t lack is passion – I have plenty of that – I lack courage. In front of me now is one of my favorite quotes of all time and I want to share it with you. Because no matter where you are in your life I am sure you can relate. All of our struggles are different. A health issue, a broken relationship, a lost job, infertility, loneliness, or simply lack of sleep due to a screaming newborn, they… Keep Reading
These have been growing on me lately to the point of obsession. Aren’t they gorgeous? Want to see more? Go check out my Pinterest account and pin to my garden board if you care to share your favorite succulents.