I believe that God lead me to pursue photography as a career for two reasons: To document all the magic of motherhood and to help women see their beauty.
All of the trials that I have faced have lead me here. They have shaped me into the woman and photographer that I am. I grew up being bullied and believing in the cruel things that were said. It wasn’t until I started to accept myself and all of my quirks that I was able to see the beauty so many said I didn’t have. And I vowed to myself to be the opposite of them…they tore women down; I would lift women up.
In the summer of 2013, I became pregnant with my first baby. Sadly, I miscarried at 10 weeks. By November, I was pregnant again. And again…around 10 weeks I miscarried. Two days after that miscarriage, I was hospitalized for excruciating pain. It turns out that my appendix had ruptured and I had gangrene. Due to the severity and location of the infection, I was told I would not be able to get pregnant again on my own.
I know that we as women are capable and made for more than just motherhood. But the news that I would not carry my own child broke me. I had to claw my way out of a very dark time in my life…I prayed until I learned to accept that motherhood might not be part of God’s plan for me.
This is where I truly saw God’s hand in my life…1 year to the EXACT day I was hospitalized for my appendix…my miracle baby boy was born.
This has made me an extremely sentimental and emotional person which flows into my photography style naturally. Because of this I see children as tiny miracles. I see family as something precious and of immeasurable worth. And I will make sure to treat your family as nothing less than that.