A high-quality print produced on thick, matte paper.
The Giclée printing process results in stunning images, full of exquisite and luxurious detail. With seven dye-based inks (which offer a vast range of colors), this process retains even the finest elements of a given artwork. Since my photographs incorporate ample darkness and shadow, Giclée printing ensures that even the smallest details are captured, while offering a lower price point than an exhibition-quality fine art print.
Giclee Prints are Archival - 100 years, 200 in dark storage.
I never thought I’d be a mother.
I spent my youth never even thinking of the possibility of having a child. I was career driven, busy, and have always been a very solitary woman. So when I found out I was pregnant at 27, right after moving to a new city where I didn’t know anyone, I was very hesitant. I didn’t feel maternal. I had never seriously considered having a child. I had a lot of doubts, but the decision to have my baby just felt like the right thing to do.
I knew the second they placed her on my chest that I made the right call. I had never felt such immense, sweeping, all-consuming love as I did in that moment. I still feel it every day. She’s my everything. Getting up in the morning seems a little brighter when you get to help welcome someone else into a new day.
I never planned on motherhood being such a big part of my life, yet I find myself lost in the little things she brought into my life. I love scrubbing the grass stains from her clothes in the summer, I love her sticky popsicle hand in mine, I love her head on my shoulder at story time and the gentle way she says “mama”.
She grows every day, and in a way, I do too. I have learned softness, patience, gratitude. I have learned how to become a rock for her storms even as my own rage around me. I have become a better person that I ever thought I would be. I look forward to this year, and every other year for the rest of our lives. Growing together in the garden of life. This is a self portrait in flowers, for anyone who loves someone else, unconditionally.