My house is never clean


March 25th, 2021

Shoreline, Wa


I say it every week. Right after the 5th time decluttering the floor of baby toys. "My house is never clean!" The thought of having company over, let alone a photographer to document our life... is stressful.

However, when I come to your home to photograph you and your family... All I  see are your kids glowing faces as they explain why they have 2 dozen paper snowflakes on your front window. Or the story of the 20 year old Jade tree in the kitchen. Your home is part of you, and you will want to look back and see images of your family living in it.

It may seem strange, but your clutter or cleanliness doesn't effect the outcome of your images. No matter the background, I want you to see how you held hands or laughed together. When you look back in 5, 10, 20 years time... and you notice there is dog hair on your clothing... you will remember your beloved family pet. You will see you self as a young parent, holding your children close and loving them hard.


Your house is not a disaster, it is normal. 


Now, by no means are any of these images in cluttered or messy spaces. I am sure you spent some time trying to find dust or damaging background details ... but what I want you to know, is that the focus of all of these images are the subjects and what they are doing in the moment. Each image tells a little story, a time capsule in an image. A snap back to a time when their babies were little and their lives were in the throws of raising young children.

Beautifully full. And sometimes full of chaos.

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