who am i?
a little about me...
I did not become a photographer with the intent of creating something new. But rather, with the desire to capture something that was already there.
I grew up in a small town in Central Illinois in the 90's. I think it's important to acknowledge where we came from, because I believe it has everything to do with the people we become. I grew up without the internet, without texting, without tablets. My childhood was calm, and steady, and full of love. I remember the small things most of all... the smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of my dad cutting wood, the shallow sound of my mom playing piano, playing catch until the sun went down, and the smell of the dryer exhaust on a chilly summer night. All my life I just wanted to keep these small moments, in some form, so that I could reach back for them whenever I wanted. Photography became that form.
Life is messy. It's more complicated than we intended and offers more love than we ever imagined. There are so many small moments that catch us off guard that we want to hold onto. Little hugs that come out of nowhere and quiet evenings at home can mean so much more than loud vacations and perfectly wrapped presents. I'd like to capture those little moments for you.
If you're looking for honest photos of real life, you've come to the right place.