May you live in interesting times. A fake Chinese curse
Traditional family albums usually focus on the good times of life consisting of birthdays, vacations, and holidays. The reality is that all families have broader experiences which include moments of loss, sickness, and lice-infestation. These are the unfortunate interesting times. However, in these moments of darkness, or of the seemingly mundane or grotesque, are also moments of unexpected beauty. It is these times that create strong bonds and lasting memories between family members, but also hold the potency of the universal tie between my family and yours.
As a daughter, sister, wife and aunt, I hope that our life will be full of birthdays, vacations, and holidays. As a photographer, I know that we will have to live through those interesting times as well, so I bring a lot of film to capture the beauty within.