I am a food and lifestyle photographer living on a small farm just outside of Seattle. I have an amazing husband, four boys, and a wide range of animals. I am completely smitten with France. I adore exploring Paris but also love spending time in the countryside going from village to village, and admire the rich culture found in both. I visit as often as possible and each time I return home I try to bring a piece of France back with me. I love how the French appreciate the process — from shopping at local farmer’s markets and establishing relationships with the people who sell you your food to putting on music and having a glass of wine while preparing a meal. I want to bring a French way of life to our home and try to do so a little bit each day. I aspire to a simpler life day-to-day and try to find gratitude and appreciation for all that we have.
laundry hung to dry outside in the summer sunshine, the sound of birds first thing in the morning or wind chimes on a blustery day, using vegetables from our gardens to prepare meals, eating cotton candy at the state fair, old black and white photos of people in swim suits, a good cup of chai, seeing my grandma and youngest on her swing deep in conversation, gathering on the farm sharing a meal with those we love, taking a ferry anywhere, the sound of laughter — especially that of my children, a good book on the hammock on a summer afternoon, s’mores by the bonfire, a cozy pair of pajamas, road trips with good music, and my husband, who makes me laugh every single day
I think my philosophy can be captured in the following sentiment~
lover of laughter, dreamer of France, spreader of sunshine