I absolutely adore children. Every child is a gift from God and every child has their own personality and beauty.
The most important role of my life has been that of mother and now grandmother. Having my own children, and now a grandchild, I understand that all children are different, and each is beautiful in a different way. I understand kids, I get them! I love engaging them in conversation and coaxing them out of their shell. Some require more coaxing than others. As I talk to a child, I try to find out what they are thinking, and what is important to them; many times they forget they are being photographed as we talk and play.
In my long career, I have photographed children, then those children’s children, and, as much as I hate to admit it – sometimes the grandchildren of the children I started out photographing many years ago. Along the way, I have met so many wonderful families, and made many friends.