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Photographs help us relive moments... like this favorite image of me, my husband and my boys, hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains back in 2003. Just one glance brings back a rush of memories and emotion. My boys are far from that small now and I'm so grateful to have this image to look back on! It began well before that, though. As a teenager I'd photograph all the fantastic moments on my family's summer vacations so I could relive them over and over once we returned. It's no wonder I love helping others create their own memories.
Now with my own family, complete with a wonderful husband, two boys and two cats, I need these visual memories. As my boys have grown, they've shown me how important it is to capture all the phases and stages; that life is not a destination, but a journey, and family portraits play a big role in preserving family memories. I'm realizing my boys won’t always be in the house, leaving their socks and dirty dishes scattered around. Some day I’ll miss that! They won’t always want or be available to go on family vacations. Soon they'll have their own independent lives (grab the tissues!). It seems to take a milestone to make us stop and realize that the stage we’re in now isn’t forever.
And when it comes to pets? Well, for the endless and unconditional love and companionship they give us, their time with us is far too short, plain and simple! Pet portraits ensure they "stay with us forever," and are best when they portray the pet's individual personality. These are my sweeties.
As the journey continues, I find myself at a place in life where I want to make a difference for others. I believe that every single person and pet has a story to tell, a story that should be captured so that once time has marched on from certain phases and stages, clients will have something priceless to look back on to relive those wonderful memories and emotions. There is nothing like an artistic pet or family portrait keepsake to bring back to those precious moments.
As my story has evolved, so has my dedication to "never stop learning." In that spirit, I have proudly achieved a Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America, earned my Certified Professional Photographer designation, have spent years on the NH Professional Photographer's Association board including being a past president, have won numerous awards in state, regional and international image competition, and continue to give back teaching adults and children the wonderful world of photography.