My son Miles took this photo of me with my other three kids for Fine Living Lancaster:
There are lots of things I like to do in life. I like to start craft and paint projects and not finish them. I like to drink a lot of caffeine. I like being a mom and a wife most of the time. I like making shower scrubs and lotions and lip balms. I like playing my violin.
I don't really like starting all of these sentences with "I".
I have four children who I think are turning out ok. I'm pretty much a professional volunteer at my kids' elementary school and for our neighborhood revitalization project and I really love doing all of that stuff (we live in Cabbage Hill and my kids attend schools in the School District of Lancaster). I love working with the kids in their classrooms and stalking them during recess and helping with all of the random things that need to happen in school. I've been married for a bunch of years and my husband owns and operates Form Concrete Studio. He makes really cool concrete sinks and showers and countertops and I'm pretty jealous of the projects he works on.
My favorite moments during portrait sessions are when I get to just hang back and capture you and/or you and your family in your natural state. Well, as natural as can be. Let's be honest- it's not natural to have someone following you around with a camera BUT my hope is that you feel comfortable enough in front of me to interact how you normally do. I'm the worst with this so I'm not lecturing but I believe moms (and dads, but mostly moms) need to be in more pictures. If you aren't happy with how you look right now, I won't post your photos but your kids deserve to have them when they're older.
I feel like I'm just a person who enjoys sarcasm and being honest and laughing like so many of you.
If you think we'd be a good fit, get ahold of me. Now that my kids are in school I might actually be able to talk on the phone. I've had at least one of my kids at home with me during the day while I worked part time evening and weekend hours for 12 years and I think I'm still trying to navigate my new life without them home during the day. Which reminds me- I now have a whole lot of day time availability to anyone who would rather leisurely meet during the week instead of trying to fit it in on the weekend. Let's do this, you guys!