So glad you are here.
Welcome to my new website. It is still a work in progress, but I am thrilled with the new look and content. I hope it is as clean and clear as I have envisioned, and that it effectively communicates who I am, what I do, and how I do it. As much as I would love to hear from you and connect, my aim is to answer as many of your questions as possible by simply scrolling through my website. When you are ready to discuss working together, I look forward to connecting beyond this site!
A couple of years ago, I was thinking through how to communicate how I approach and execute photography in almost every genre. The concept of story was the consistent thread. Next to photography, I love to write. Most of my writing has to do with sharing the stories behind the photos I take, the people I am working with and the projects I take on. More often of late, I write about movies and books and memories, too. I have long wanted to create a space online to house both my photography work and writing. Thus the idea of "The Storyographer." I snagged the domain name and have been sitting on it for a couple of years waiting for the right time to create this space. I love the name and the concept and feel it authentically represents who I am and what I aim to create and share with the world at large, or at the very least with my own girls.
A key feature of my storyography philosophy is the concept of ethical storytelling. Some brilliant women started a website and movement recently to both educate and equip humanitarian and creative storytellers to operate in a way that empowers subjects by giving ownership, dignity and voice in the stories being shared. I have learned so much from them and through my own mistakes and misadventures both locally and abroad. ETHICALSTORYTELLING.COM is a fantastic resource for all visual and written storytellers, whether working on the streets of New York, Baltimore or Mumbai.
- In humanitarian storytelling work, I aim to share real stories of hope, love, pain, courage and goodness in a way that dignifies my subjects and amplifies the story they choose to share with the world. Stories that inspire all of us to do a little good in our own communities and corner of the world, to be a little braver, and to love a little harder.
- In documentary lifestyle storytelling, I hope to capture the real life and true essence of my subjects to freeze frame this particular season and chapter of their lives in the most authentic way possible. Capturing both the reality and possibility of this one great life we have to live.
- In elopement and wedding storytelling, I am to capture the moments between the big expected moments, the story behind the couple which is the true foundation of the wedding event. I work with my couples to capture what is meaningful and true for them, rather than a prescribed traditional idea of what wedding photography "should" be.
Over the next few weeks, I will be adding some of blog posts from my old website that continue to resonate with my current vision and work. This will also be a space to share new and current work as well. I appreciate you taking the time to check out my work and words! I hope they bring a smile to your face and a shot of goodness and beauty to your day.