Not unlike you…
This summer, I’m making the effort to blog more. I’m kicking it off with a post so that you can get to know me.
I’m Larissa, and I want to be your family photographer. I am a
middle-aged (okay, okay, 36-year-old) mom living in a subdivision in the Lowcountry. I dream of someday moving to the country or to the beach. Sometimes, I think I’d love to abandon my car, inflated gas prices, I-26 and 526(!!!), and live downtown where I could bike or walk anywhere I needed to go. But for now, I drive my SUV through incredibly slow car rider lanes at school, to soccer practice, and to the grocery store. (And I feel like I go to the grocery store far too often.)
I love music, art, and podcasts. (Do you want a recommendation? I have dozens.) I listen to books on Audible because I don’t always have time to sit and crack open a paperback/hardcover. I’m doing Whole30 because I needed to take control of my diet, but that does not stop me from staring at my son’s leftover birthday cake longingly. My knowledge of alternative music AND Minecraft might surprise you.
I take photos. I take photos because I need a creative outlet. I take photos because I love my family. I take photos because I love our story. I take photos because the moments we have (good, bad, and ugly) and the love we share deserves to be documented. We are not perfect. I get uncomfortable in front of the camera because I am not always happy with the way I look. My husband is guy who doesn’t like having his photo taken because it feels awkward. My boys run around like little madmen when I want them to behave, impervious to my Looks and my subsequent embarrassment.
If you can relate to that — perfect. You are perfectly imperfect too. I want to witness part of your everyday life — the tiny things you do that may seem normal — and show you moments that are hilarious, beautiful, and make your heart skip a beat. I want you to fill your walls and albums with those memories so that on the days where you collapse back into bed, bone-tired and stressed out, those images will remind you that your story is filled with special moments, and where you are now is where you’re meant to be.