I am excited (and nervous) to announce my retirement from photography.
I'm not excited to announce that I am retiring because I was recently diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Of course, cancer is not the only reason. I've been taking and editing pictures for almost 25 years. The moment I was told I had cancer, I regretted staying too long at the fair. (Thank you Joan Didion for that quote and Elizabeth Newdom for lodging the quote in my head.) That just means, it was time. Time to nurture something else I love.
I will no longer be shooting photos, but I am available to Photoshop your images (taken by me in the past or taken by you). I can also create albums and calendars for you from old sessions or from any trip you'd like preserved. You may also contact me if you or your children need a writing tutor or editor. I help rising seniors with their college application essays and anyone looking to write a book.
Mandy is a wonderful person, a very close friend, and an excellent photographer.
If you are interested, I produce a writing and storytelling podcast. The podcast episode we aired in August 2019 will give a peek into what’s been going on in my head since the diagnoses. Episode 73: How to Write When Shit Gets Real.
Thank you for sticking with me all these years. It has been a pleasure to photograph your family and/or your business. I am eternally grateful to have met you all.