Over the years I have traveled overseas, photographed the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, and Notre Dome, in France. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum, and The Vatican in Italy. All of which are pieces of a rich history. Through my love of photographing landscapes emerged a love of photographing people. I love capturing the elements of an unspoken expression painted across an individual's face, representative of a moment in time. The ability to capture the irresistible smile of a mischievous child, the unforgettable walk down the aisle, the face of true love, the innocent yawn of a newborn, the excited expression of a high school senior preparing for the wild world of possibilities beyond high school, the unmistakable expression of love and pride on a mothers face as she gazes at her child. Life expressions captured through the lens of my camera, fulfilled by the opportunity to share each person's “beau visage” with the world.
Mother. Wife. Photographer.
Surely you have heard the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words". Napoleon Boneparte was right about a picture being worth a thousand words; though he wasn't the only person to understand the endless possibility of art. Many advertisers used this idea in the 1920's to sell a product. Regardless of the use or history behind the phrase, the honesty behind the quote is what captures my attention. It seems there are never enough words to describe a photograph, especially because each person perceives the world differently. The world is my canvas; I paint a picture through photography, leaving others to describe it as they wish. My photographs tell the untold life stories, the unspoken words between people, and the emotions hidden behind the beau visage, or beautiful face.