I am so grateful every day that I get to do what I love; taking photographs of people celebrating cherished events, showing off their styles, their talents, capturing a period of time with their families...Along my journey I stumbled upon a famous photographer's work, Sue Bryce, and something clicked. Like discovering French cheese for the first time, studying her portraiture became my new favorite thing. I have been putting together shoots in my studio, focusing on portraits of women. One of the reasons this type of portraiture spoke to me came from the idea, not a new idea, but one that Sue Bryce touched on in one of her talks, that we all have that one photo of someone we love that is so special and passed down for generations. Not "emailed to" Not tagged on Facebook, but a physical printed and framed image. I thought, YES! What a wonderful idea! So here we go. This is the beginning of something I would like to do. A project that is becoming very dear to me. I would like to bring back the portrait.