Beauty… The Way of Beauty.

What do I mean by that?

I named my blog The Way of Beauty because in all of my years of photographing families and especially after taking a bit of a break during a season of transition within my own family, I realized something very crucial about what beauty is and what it does, and why it’s worth capturing.

You are surrounded by beauty right now no matter what you are doing, what you are wearing, or how you are feeling. Sometimes we just need to stop, slow down look around and notice it. It can be the way the sunlight dances on the walls when the wind is blowing the trees outside. It can be the spring blooms softening up the tree lined sidewalks outside your office windows or the sound of the birds signing in the early morning welcoming another day.

If you are a parent, it’s most certainly in the eyes of the children that have been you’ve been entrusted with. That’s a kind of authentic, natural beauty that is transcendent. It’s the beauty that lets us know that life is good and has meaning and purpose so much greater than the material things we are taught to desire.


Family is beauty.

Over the years I have met and photographed so many beautiful families and every single time I walk away from each session feeling that transcendence… like I had just peaked into a little slice of heaven on earth.



And I’m so grateful.

This world is crazy. There is so much chatter and noise about many things, but one thing that will never change is that we have breathtakingly beautiful souls that create life and that are capable of unconditional love for another soul. There is no other place on earth where I get a glimpse into a human soul than when I’m invited in to capture the love that exists within a family. The world can change all it wants, but this beauty remains and it’s worth capturing and holding onto.

So that’s what I mean by The Way of Beauty… it’s that which points me to the authentic places of the human soul. I’m transported beyond the realm of words and my own soul knows there is something so powerful, perfect and beautiful behind it all.