about the name
A year after my life in Germany, in 2013, I took the month of December off (to use all the money I had saved up from four jobs) and backpacked through Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, and surrounding countries. I called my brother up the week before I left (after my plan of going alone had been found out). I asked him to accompany me, he asked when, I said in 7 days, he said yes. We traveled together for 10 days before I met up with my sister in Germany. I spent Christmas with she and her wee family and she got me "The Scarlet Pimpernel". It just so happened that the White Cliffs of Dover play a part in this book. I loved that book so much as I read it and traveled alone in London. That whole month, that entire trip, did wonders for me. I remember every detail, every feeling I had in every place. There was something about that December gloom. The constant fog, the snow over bright green grass. It spoke to my romantic heart, all the intertwining of the book, the cliffs, the feelings I had in Scotland & England. The Scarlet Pimpernel will always remind me of an evening I spent reading in the most beautiful hostels in London, cuddled with a scarf & tea against a rain-beaten window.
In that book, there was a quote "with white sails set, was gently dancing in the breeze”. When I read that quote, and thought of it over and over, it was with this feeling I could do anything. I was so blissfully happy from my trip - cuddling on that couch, I wrote that quote down instantly.
Photographs bring you back to those simple & crazy days, those amazing memories you didn’t even realize you were making, but that you will miss years down the road. Because these are REAL moments and real memories. They are so incredibly special, and they deserve to be seen and looked over and talked about for years and years to come.
about the photography
Inspired by travels, cliffs, running up hills in the rain, wind-swept hair & skirts. Inspired by spontaneous kisses, tangled hands, & snuggles. Inspired by butterflies in the stomach. Inspired by so many big smiles that cheeks begin to hurt & crinkles begin to form. Inspired by laughing so hard you can’t even hear it. Inspired by eye contact that makes your knees go weak. Inspired by love & romance.
I want to help you remember the butterflies you constantly had during your engagement. The way she makes you laugh with one of her great jokes. The way he holds your face to his. I want to capture your group of friends getting ready on the morning of your wedding, with your mimosas while you get dolled up and listen to embarrassing music that you all secretly love. I want to capture that first time he sees you, right before you become husband & wife. Pictures of you and the love of your life in your new home, painting your walls, unpacking boxes, trying to put together book cases, and holding that first set of keys together.
I want to take pictures of tutus over princess dresses over sweatpants running around the garden that your family works so hard on. I want to take pictures of you covered in flour while you teach your children how to bake secret family recipes (also known as the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag). I want to take pictures of you with glue and construction paper while you create something for your fridge, and for your memories. I want to capture real family moments, moments that you will look back and laugh at and reminisce.