They are country to the core and some might say old fashioned: Big, close-knit family. Goats for milking. Hay bales for fort building. Biscuits made from scratch. Freezer full of the season's hunt. Kids running around with Grandpa-fashioned wooden swords, playing in Grandpa-fashioned playhouse. My favorite families to photograph are ones who know who they are and aren't afraid to live it out. Their stories are authentic and unique just like they are. Families like this inspire me to live more authentically and fully, and capturing their story is a privilege. The Brown family is exactly that--an inspiration to me, and a privilege to photograph. When you enter their headquarters--Nonnie and Bapa's house--you will find the most beautiful form of chaos: A son holding his sister's daughter while cousins help Nonnie measure salt and sugar. Flour everywhere. Sisters-in-law chopping onions, and little ones crawling beneath the table. Siblings talking car talk. Dogs and children coming in and going out of all doors...all the time. Well-loved stuffed animals carried around by strings, and special blankets used as landing pads.
I couldn't be happier than to share with you a slice of real life, Brown style.
This storytelling "slice of life" style is my passion. It's the best way I know how to photograph from my heart. Stay tuned to learn more about this style and my unfolding vision for it!