More than photography;
this is your history in the making.
We live in an age of instant gratification, where moments are too often valued based on the number of likes they receive on social media then lost forever in a scrolling timeline of digital noise. I believe that there is a growing longing for the slower existence of days gone by, when we made time to be present with the ones we love, and when legacies were shared through detailed stories and relics of the past - rather than on highlight reels that can be only be accessed through a screen. I work with families in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area who wish to bring back the tangible artifacts that become treasured family heirlooms.
At Fourfold Images I offer a full-service experience, helping you through every step of the process as we work together to honor your memories with custom art you will be proud to pass down.
My love of photography begins with my love of children and families. With a degree in Human Development, a specialization in Early Childhood Education, and years of experience teaching young children, I first started taking pictures as a way to document student learning. As I shared my images with parents, I quickly recognized their power to connect.
The more I engaged in photojournalism and visual storytelling with my families, the more my relationships with them flourished. Soon I became obsessed with capturing the character of the “little” things that I knew parents wouldn’t want to forget: the way a toddler concentrates with a newly-discovered pincer grasp to pick pieces of rice from their fingers; the ecstatic laughter that shakes the core of a child who has climbed a familiar stump and realizes they can finally reach the leaves above their head; the way a preschooler scrunches their shoulders and crinkles their eyes while whispering secret plans to a first friend. These simple moments had such a fleeting life about them, but through photography, I gave families the chance to linger in the subtleties of an ever-changing childhood.
My work as a photographer is still greatly influenced by my roots in observation and my appreciation for unassuming joys. My lifestyle approach seeks to document the emotions and connections that define your family as it is, in this moment, for real. Yes, I will make sure we take a great photo of everyone smiling at the camera; but more importantly, I will work hard to freeze the organic beats of time that make up your everyday life, and I will help you preserve them with beautiful artifacts that will be passed down for generations.
Let me archive the folds of new skin that collect behind your newborn’s shoulder so you may reminisce over them on his graduation day. Let me document the shape of your hands as they brush over your toddler’s hair so she might someday recall the feeling of having you close. Let me play witness to the details in this season of your life, whatever it may be, and I will create tangible memories that pay reverence to the brief seconds-in-between that are so worth savoring.
I can’t wait to tell your story.
Preserving your family legacy is my first priority, and it is only meaningful if it is REAL. If I am going to create images that will capture your family honestly, the entire process has to be easy and effortless. I provide a full-service experience that takes the pressure off of you so you can focus on connecting and having fun. Here’s what you can expect throughout your time with me.
Before booking a session, we meet in person in your home so I can get to know your family and your print needs. You have the chance to look through some samples, ask questions, and brainstorm with me until you are confident that we are prepared to honor your family’s story in a way that is truthful and sincere. Once you’re ready to book, I collect the artistic fee and we schedule your session.
Your photography session is playful, natural, and fun. Regardless of whether we are capturing the first days home with baby, your toddler’s first wobbling steps, or a picnic at the park with the whole family, my intention is always to let you be yourselves and to simply coax out the real emotions that help me tell your story.
One to two weeks later, we sit down together to view and order your images. You will see 35-40 of the best moments from your session and we will work together to narrow down your favorites. We will relax and share refreshments while I help you design albums and wall art displays that fit your home and lifestyle. All orders are placed during this ordering appointment, and products arrive for my inspection four to six weeks later.
Once your artwork and albums have been reviewed for perfection, your heirlooms are hand-delivered to you ready to hang or display in your home. I know how easy it is to set things aside and get caught up in life’s more pressing moments, so as part of a full-service experience, I offer complimentary installation of wall art collections so you can enjoy your art right away!
Because every session and product I offer is customized to fit your needs, pricing can vary greatly. The artistic fee for a single session is 300 and covers my time and talent. All prints, albums, and wall art are sold separately. I have researched the best professional print labs from all over the world and carefully curated a unique selection of products that are stunningly beautiful and made by hand to last over 100 years: gorgeous prints on handmade paper framed or tied in a leather envelope; matted photos printed on 100% cotton paper displayed behind museum-quality acrylic; bound linen and leather albums with a hand-torn, deckled page edge - whatever your style or preferential viewing experience, I am confident that I have an archival-quality product that will speak to you.
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Northern Kentucky &
the Cincinnati area