margaret atwood wrote, "in the end, we all become stories". there is something magical about stories. they can go straight to the heart and work their way into a soul.
there is also something magical about images that go along with a story. as a child, and honestly, as an adult too, i instinctively search for a picture to go with the story. whether it's an illustration, a sketch, a photograph, i look for that connection between imagery and the words in a story.
it brings me great joy to be a part of documenting a person's journey, unguarded moments that create an authentic portrait. portraits that go along with one's story.
a few favorites: family. sunshine. leaf catchings. the letter e (the small one). old books. new books. coffee (black). thunderstorms. fall. long walks. the sky. the pacific northwest. the texas hill country. my dog.
and especially creating portraits of you. i look forward to meeting you.