I love talking photography all of the time, but there's a lot more about me that I want to share with you besides being a family photographer here in Fairfield County! I thought it would be fun to do a little post, sharing a few things you may not know about me...
1. My husband is British, and YES, he has a British accent! He and my boys all have American AND British passports and I only have my American passport. Yes, I am jealous.
2. I am an interior design fanatic. Probably because I come from a family of Architects and Interior Designers, and I have massive collection of Domino & House Beautiful Magazines.
3. I lived in South Korea for a year teaching English. I worked at a public school in a city called Busan and was the only native English speaker there. And yes, I can speak a little Korean!
4. While I was living in South Korea I was able to travel all around Asia, including Japan, China, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. It was absolutely incredible and I only wish I had own a DSLR!
5. I am addicted to Kombucha.
6. I love birth, and think it is the most beautiful thing in the world. When I was pregnant with my first I wanted a natural birth but was so scared of the unknown, so I started watching birth videos and became absolutely fascinated. A year later I completed training to become a birth doula. Due to a lot of life circumstances and moves, I decided it wasn't the right career for me, but I still love it. Being able to do maternity, birth and newborn photography fills that void in me and makes my heart literally sing!
7. I love walking barefoot in the grass.
8. I love being a mom of boys. I think sometimes people feel bad for me that I don't have a daughter, but I honestly couldn't imagine it any other way!
9. I've had gray hair since I was 13. A patch in the front and a patch in the back - I do touch it up, but I don't worry about it too much. It used to bother me, but now I just look at it as a unique imperfection.
10. Anchors mean a lot to me - I have a tattoo on my wrist and my husband has one on his leg. This is because, on a serious note, we actually have three sons - our middle son, Henry, was stillborn in 2014 when I was 39 weeks pregnant. It was the most devastating loss, but he also has taught me the beauty and fragility of life. I am a more joyful, confident, and wholehearted mother (and all around human) because of Henry, and our non-profit Anchors for Hope has helped many other families find healing, too. Though I don't bring it up to people, I want them to know that I LOVE talking about my son and the work we're doing with Anchors For Hope, so don't be shy if you want to ask me about it. I am a proud mama :)
P.S. - I found my old blog from Korea!!! It was called, "Live, Love, Kimchi." Hahah. Memories!