It feels like forever ago that I was at @longwoodgardens photographing this maternity session and that bump is now an adorable baby girl! I’m SUPER excited to be back at this beautiful place today to shoot my first session since covid-19 hit our area in early March! Should we take bets? Will I still remember how to work my camera? 🥴😂
Listening Processing Reflecting Learning Watching Praying The last few weeks have been heavy but full of so much growth and gained perspective. It has been hard to formulate words to express my feelings about what has been happening to black people. There is no valid explanation. THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION. There are no words that can accurately describe the injustice that black people are experiencing. Mothers shouldn’t have to worry if their children will be killed because of the color of their skin. Wives shouldn’t have to be widows because of their race. People of color shouldn’t have to fear the police. No one should fear for their lives because of who they are and the way they were born. These are basic human rights - peoples’ lives are not a basis for political gains. My little corner of the internet is meant to be a place of inclusion and beauty for all; there is no room for hate here. I will work even harder to honor people of color and all marginalized groups in my work because you matter and you belong here! I may not always have the right words to share on these squares but that doesn’t mean the hard work isn’t happening. I believe that having good values starts at home and we are doing everything possible to learn and in turn raise our girls to be good people, to love all, and to live lives of diversity, equality & inclusion. We, as a nation, have failed. Now is the time to lean into the uncomfortable. We have to do the hard work. This is our opportunity to do better, to be better, to love all. . “Let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be — the land where every man is free” - Langston Hughes
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To say I’m sad that we’re not back at @drumoreestate today to celebrate Sarah & Justin’s big day is an understatement but I know that their wedding later this year is going to be nothing short of perfection! Happy almost wedding day you two ♥️
Why do we photograph your details on the wedding day? The simplest answer is that it’s part of your story! You’ve put so much thought and effort into every aspect of your wedding and your details are part of that. Most of my couples include heirloom items that have meaning to their family and guess what? The items you choose could very well be chosen again and again in generations to come!