I can not think of a more apt shoot to start with for my first post that the one I recently did with my family in celebration of my mother’s 60th birthday. These are the people in my life that motivate me to be better, to place real value in nurturing relationships and inspire me to follow my internal compass. I find portrait photography deeply personal and moving, and shooting those closest to me always reminds me of this emotive quality that photos evoke. This is why I love photography and why it will always have a deeply rooted place in my heart.