I am the proud mother of two spirited little girls who are both my muses and my maniacs. They show me clarity through their chaos, and I strive to portray that in my photographic work. My husband is my best friend and is always up for my random adventures and ideas. Thanks to him, I am able to dive down the rabbit hole of photography and for that, I'm incredibly grateful.
I wake up before the sun every morning to enjoy a few precious moments of stillness, a cup of hot tea, and the soft sounds of the world awakening. I chide myself every evening for not being present enough, for not accomplishing enough, for not being enough. I love candles, books, tea, and socks. I can't whistle and I'm terrified of open spaces, although my greatest fear is stagnation of the spirit and mind. I crave simplicity and I thrive on creating. My greatest goal in life is to teach our girls how to live a life full of love, compassion, and happiness. I value authenticity and altruism, exploration of both the soul and the world, and a never ending pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. There are so many lessons to learn if we just keep our eyes, heart, and mind open.
For those interested, I shoot only film on my old school Leica M6, Mamiya 645 1000s, or Olympus XA. I favor Portra 400 for everyday color film, but also enjoy playing around with unique stocks and will occasionally splurge on Fuji 400H if the environment calls for it. About 90% of my film is rated at 800 and pushed a stop in post-process; I like the punchier colors and higher contrast that results from this way of shooting. I particularly love developing my own monochromatic films, my favorites being Tri-X 400 and Ilford HP5. I hope to explore large format and wet plate collodian in the near future as well.