If there’s something I want you to know about me right away, it’s that I love family. I love babies and kids, tweens and teenagers, moms and dads. . . .all of it. As a mom I have been through each kiddo stage, and know that each one has it’s moments of challenge, heartache, sleeplessness and worry. But I also know that the dishes can wait, the toys can stay where they are, and the laundry won’t go away (ever!!)—because there are also countless moments of joy, laughter, cuddles (get them while you can!), and pure happiness with each stage as well. If I could have my way, I’d photograph every second of my family’s life, because I just want to remember it ALL.
But believe it or not, my four teenage boys will not, for some odd reason, let me document their every move. Crazy, right? They do allow me a family session now and again, so here’s a couple of our crew. Hard to believe I went from being taller than three out of four to only ONE in a matter of two and a half years, but there’s the proof. I am still in disbelief that they’ve grown so fast. Boo!! But even if I am now considered short in my own home, we do have a lot of fun around here. The Dahl family does a lot of traveling whenever we get a break and a lot of game playing when we’re home. My oldest has been to all but 5 or 6 states, and the rest are close behind him. When we’re just doing our day-to-day thing, we spend a lot of time at sporting events, musical performances and other school activities, so life is anything but boring!
My boy’s varying interests have also helped me see the importance of capturing kids as individuals. My goal as a photographer is to catch a little slice of your family’s personality. We can highlight the talents of your senior, the favorite ‘lovie’ of your toddler, the love of music your tween has found. Let’s celebrate what makes them unique TODAY, because they may find a new passion tomorrow, as they continue to grow and find their place! I’m here for you every step of the way—from a consultation before the session, to using all of the tricks up my sleeve to help even the craziest of toddlers show their true (and sweet!) side, to finally creating wall art and albums to add a little touch of family to your home.
My motto has become, “Don’t let your memories fade. Make them art.”