I’ve spent almost two decades telling stories through film. Be it in front of the camera or behind, writing series, films, editing or producing. It’s what I was born to do (clearly).
Now that I am a mom of a toddler, those 14 hour days on set, don’t exactly jive with my new life, at least not in the short term. (Be right back, Hollywood) So, besides turning a screenplay into a novel that is currently getting great reviews on Amazon, how does a creative to the core, keep the juices flowing while on a hiatus from production?
Photography. More specifically, family photography with an emphasis on babies and toddlers. It shouldn’t take you long to figure out how that happened. Producer turned mom who owns a DSLR & studio equipment… kind of a no-brainer, right? And yes. my daughter has been my muse and test subject. It’s been an awesome way to document her first two years of life, while refining my skills.
It’s a pretty perfect gig. I get to create cool sets, use my director’s eye to catch the perfect shot, and work with kids! Toddlers get a bad rap with photographer’s, but I happen to adore shooting that age. They are hilarious! And they are on an emotional roller coaster 24/7, and while that can be challenging at times, it gives me SO much to work with. Not every shot has to be a cheesy smile. Let’s capture the age as it truly is.