This blog is kind of a random grab bag. ENJOY!
I was recently featured in two different articles on the internet because I am a lucky lady!
You can find an interview I did with my graduate school here - where I talk about my two part time jobs of photography and psychotherapy and how they play together. The next one is a religious website that was interested in my show at the Aurora Commons last fall/winter and the storytelling night we threw to close out the show. You can find that here.
If that's not enough excitement for ya, I went to this amazing kid's birthday party at Seattle Academy of Gymnastics and you can see some of the pictures below. It was SO FUN. Seriously, I need a bigger font. SO FUN! Gymnastics gyms are real magical places. Please tell me you have taken advantage of their open gym time. It's a rainy day life saver here in Seattle.
Recently I've been feeling a little nutty for being so committed to party photography. After all, birthday parties and graduation parties and anniversary photography is not an established industry. Everyone gets a photographer for their wedding and many people get photographers for the birth of their newborn - but pretty much NO ONE thinks, "lets see i need a cake and a pinata and also a photographer for my four year old."
BUT I REALLY REALLY LOVE BIRTHDAY PHOTOGRAPHY.
I don't know how to stop.
Why do I love it so much? Let me tell you. It's a day that includes everything. High high's and low lows. Everyone laughs and cries and gets frustrated and gets happy and comes together and then moves apart. It's a beautiful perfect family dance that will never happen again exactly this way. At this party one tiny human got a paper cut and another felt alone for a little while. At a different moment, tiny ones built a wall and broke through it like superheros and made art out of their pizza.
So beautiful. So precious. So real.
Still not convinced? Look at this mom's face. Zoom in. She is so PERFECT. She is the epitome of gracious mothering. She sees the kids climbing on the table and she has decided to let it happen. She's a great mom. She is kindness and fun and hilarity embodied. And that is important to capture. Not just how we feel as mom on the day when our kids are perfectly behaving, but how we feel when everything's a little zany.
Alright. That's my little wrap up. See you soon internet darlings!