“When we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.” – John O’Donohue

 

As a photographer, and as a woman, I am confronted constantly with mainstream society’s definition of beauty: youthfulness, flawlessness, thinness, and perfection. But I reject these notions, these boxes that restrict us, that limit what can be beautiful. Instead, with patience, with reverence, and with tenderness, I invite my clients to access and reveal their own unique beauty. Behind my camera, through its lens, I draw my clients out, I invite them to whisper their own stories, to vulnerably offer me the nuances, the glances, and the movements that vulnerably and bravely express who they are. By offering a piece of myself to my clients, I create a space that’s safe enough for them to relax into themselves, which allows me to capture their individuality, their vulnerability, their spirit, and their beauty.