Welcome! You might be asking yourself, “Why Slumberland?” Well, I am able to do some of my best creative work when my kiddos are quietly resting there. It’s the perfect quiet time for me to pour myself into the latest photo session. It just made sense that I should name my business accordingly. Keep reading to find out just why I do what I do.
I love my children and I know you do, too. I want to capture as much of their lives as I can so I remember it all. Don’t you? I’d love to help you do that from the first time you hear them cry to the day they brave the world on their own and everything in between.
My children make me feel like I’m living life out loud in full, vibrant color. They help me to see things like I’ve never seen them before. They help me laugh more, hug more, kiss more, and love more.
I use my camera as a way for me to savor those sweet moments I never want to forget – their smiles, their winks, the dirt under their fingernails, their laughs, and even their cries.
Slumberland Photography started the moment I first heard my son Joel cry; I just didn’t know it yet.
Armed with my camera, I snapped each foot and hand, nose and ear, eye and mouth the moment we brought him home. I was fascinated by this little human God had helped us create. I documented each and every day (literally) and as he grew, I began to want to know more about seeing life the way he saw it.
I think that’s when I blossomed both as a mom and a photographer. I began to see life from his perspective and that’s when I truly realized just how sweet life could be. In the Bible, Matthew 18 talks about having faith like a child. Now that I’m a mom, I totally get that verse. My sons have taught me more about faith and life than anyone else. Crouching down to literally see life from their perspective has been one of the best experiences of my life.
I am convinced that because of them, I am a better follower of Christ. I am a better person. I am a better child photographer.
This is just a piece of what I bring with me to a photo session. It is just a glimpse of my heart full of love for not only my family, but yours. I want you to be able to see life from their perspective and own a moment in time from their childhood that you can look back on and remember the love, joy and happiness you felt in those moments. I want you to have visual reminders of the times you were and still are living life to the fullest (John 10:10).
That is why Slumberland Photography exists. That is why I do this; because I am a mom who is in love with my kids and I know you are, too.
I currently serve Chicago, the Chicago suburban area, and Northwest Indiana. Please get in touch if you would like to chat about scheduling a session for your kiddos or just connect mom-to-mom.