I am a marriage & family photographer based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When I'm not editing your photographs, you can find me gardening with my boys or exploring the local hiking trails.
a place for inspiration
I recently saw a photograph where a father was passed out face first on his bed amidst piles of laundry. I don’t think that a better description of what it is to have an infant can be found. Finn is about to be 16 months old and I can hardly believe it, but at the same time it feels like he’s always been the perfect little addition to our family. That being said, I have never been more exhausted in my life.
It’s funny, the way that I pictured life as a mother is oddly exactly how I imagined and completely different at the same time. I imagined there would be moments of frustration and exhaustion, but also moments where my heart feels like it has melted inside of my chest. There really isn’t a way to prepare yourself for what being a parent will feel like. I have been pushed to my limit more often than I would like to admit, but I have also been happier than I could have hoped to be.
Having only memories of my own mother makes that quote so real. Keeping that perspective is hard, but I try my best to give Finn a mother that is happy, fun, encouraging, and grounded. When I fail, I pray that Finn learns about grace, both giving it to others and yourself.
Here are some photos from this year. My whole heart outside of my body <3
February 8, 2017