I'm a mom of four amazing kids - two sets of twins. I have three girls - two are five years old, one is eight. And I have an amazing 8 year old boy with autism. My girls are a dream come true - I always wanted to have little girls to dress up and do hair and share secrets with. My boy is the gift I never dreamed of. He is the most interesting person I have ever met and I learn something new from him every day.
They fill my world.
There's a quote I see occasionally - "a child fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty". But it's not true for me. I knew that place was empty, and I knew I would fill it with children. I didn't know how hard it would be to get there, and I didn't know how grateful and blessed I would feel to have them, and I didn't know how unique and interesting and amazing each of them would be. But I knew there was a place for them. I always knew.
Photography has always been a hobby for me. I stepped away from it for many years, as life just moved along. But as my kids are growing, I've felt a strong need to grab these fleeting moments of childhood and hold on to them in any way I can. My camera is how I hold these moments. I use my camera to see the beauty in our every day lives, to capture the fleeting moments of childhood.
Come along with us. See the world through our eyes.