“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”– Aaron Siskind
A friend asked me once, “If you could choose any super power to have, what would it be?” My reply came without hesitation. I’d be able to time travel; not to change anything or to go into the future, simply to return to those moments that I never want to forget. Those every day moments. The sound of my baby’s giggle. The way her hair would delicately float through the air as I rocked her to sleep. The way my son would curl his toes in delight as he ate his food in his highchair. I love each new stage of life my kids enter, but I also desperately wish I could re-live the stages they have left behind.
Photography (and occasionally videography) is the closest tool I have to time traveling. It is my hope to document these same kind of moments for you as well. My goal is to keep your session as natural and relaxed as possible in order to create images that are organic, real, and timeless, so that years from now, when you look at your photographs, you’ll be brought back to that place in time and you’ll remember.
I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life.
My favorite smell is fresh laundry in the dryer.
My least favorite smell is coffee being ground.
I hate watching movies that don’t have a happy ending.
I have to use a blanket at all times, even in the summer.
I could eat spaghetti every day.
I am terrified of spiders. And snakes. Snakes over spiders.
My husband says I am obsessed with The Walking Dead. Daryl is my favorite character.
Image by Laura Nelson Photography
Since we live in a digital age, it’s easy for us to keep our images locked away on our computer when we really should be displaying them for our enjoyment. With that in mind, I also offer several boutique products that include fabric covered press books and fine art cotton rag prints so you can display your art. To see the full pricing guide, please fill out the contact form located in the menu or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY THE NAME OF WINDMILLS AND TULIPS?
Of Windmills and Tulips was inspired by the essay Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley. I came across her essay sometime after we found out that our son has a rare chromosome disorder called 16p11.2 micro deletion. What she wrote expressed a lot of my own feelings about raising a child with special needs, but also what I experienced going through infertility. Often there are times when life takes you on a detour from what you had planned or dreamed. These detours can be challenging, overwhelming, and even filled with grief, but beauty can also come from out of its depths. Of Windmills and Tulips is a reminder for me to always look for the beauty in life.
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