“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
– C.S. Lewis
The year that my photography work really started to take shape, also happened to be the worst year of my life. I was 26 years old with a two year old son and a newborn daughter, beginning my battle with severe post pardum depression and anxiety. I had no idea at the time, that this struggle would take over my next two years and completely tear me apart. After just over a year of misery, I finally started to see a small light at the end of a very dark tunnel. And that’s when my photography really started to take shape. I had done photography here and there for friends and acquaintances in the past but the true artist in me was awakened during that dark season. I forced myself to start shooting every day. Documenting my days at home showed me that regardless of how I felt, there was still good in each day. I learned to find the light in all aspects. And here as I stand on the other end of the struggle that still rages against me from time to time, I can honestly say that I’m grateful I walked through the darkness.. Because without the darkness, I would not fully appreciate the Light.