Etre [eh-truh] : French verb meaning "to be". This is the most simple and truthful thing any of us is capable of.
With Etre, my goal is to capture your cherished and important moments in an honest and truthful way through my lens. In short I strive to capture you...simply being you.


There is a short list of things that I can sincerely say I am PASSIONATE about. They are; Mr. Smith, my God, creating things, providing service to others, and photography. There is not ONE aspect of my photography that I don't enjoy! From your first emailed inquiry, to the click of my shutter, to the thunk of your finished product dropping into the bin at the post office... I love love love what I do! 

I could literally talk photography ALL day long... but doing that isn't going to help you decide if WE are a fantastic match. So...I'd like you to know that I hate wearing shoes. Don't write me off as crazy just yet...I do love the way a killer pair of shoes can tie an outfit together, but given the choice, I would go barefoot every time. I love folksy acoustic music because of it's simplicity and typically poetic and thoughtful lyrics. Greg Laswell is so smooth! I eat a late night snack on an average of 2-3 nights each week because I ALWAYS get hungry right before bed. It's usually pretzels or a bowl of cereal or an otter pop, and no I don't usually brush my teeth again post-snack. Baking is so idealized in my mind. I love to frost cupcakes and mix giant chunks of chocolate into add a pinch or a dash of this and that to whatever is in my kitchenaid (which is a magical must have by the way).  I dream of having a big kitchen one day where our family hangs out together...making good food to share. Food is something else I could talk about all day long! I think that books are beautiful and plan to read to my children starting at a very young age. They fuel imagination and intelligence and their smell puts me to sleep when nothing else can. Fireworks take me immediately back to the carefree childhood summers spent with my cousins under that colorful night sky. The BOOM still makes me giggle and curiously floods me with such a sweet sense of security. The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite movie, and my favorite candy bar is Kit Kat. I surprise myself every time I give that answer. Kit Kat...really?

Anyway, Thank you a million times over for allowing me to find daily joy in capturing the moments in your life that matter most.
I hope you feel like we're better friends after having read this!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous27.12.11

    You have the most amazing ability of capturing people in the most unique way. Your photo's bring a smile to my face and warmth to my soul. Can't wait to have you take more pictures!!
    Love you bunches!