When I was a kid, I went through a big trauma. It was something that really affected my self-image and esteem. So, when I discovered photography when I was thirteen, I was hooked to the way it made me feel. It took my mind off the bad experiences I had gone through.
There’s this cool little function on cameras called a self timer. When I discovered it, I immediately began taking self-portraits. Self-portraiture allowed me to create images of myself the way I wanted to be seen. I felt that a lot of my independence - both bodily and emotional independence - had been taken from me as a child. Self-portraiture gave me an outlet to heal myself.
Since then, I’ve realized that there are so many people who don’t have independence in their bodies - they feel ostracized, exploited, or sexualized in the body they inhabit. When I photograph people, I do my best to create a different experience for them. I see people as they want to be seen, honor their boundaries, and offer a safe space to be vulnerable.
Because I’m so drawn to the healing aspects of being photographed, I’m shifting my business from photographing families and professionals, to photographing everyday people who need a little love and healing. I’m super excited for this shift, and I hope you’ll stay in touch and follow along with me!
I can’t wait to get to know you!
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