Together is a collaborative photography project with my 7 year old heart warrior.
Together is a project Kane and I are doing to tell OUR story of hospital life.
Throughout Kane’s life I have photographed his medical journey and written from my perspective. As he has gotten older I have struggled with the fact that it is not just my story to tell. Together is a project about life as a hospital family, not just from my perspective, but from Kane’s perspective as well.
My hope is Together will highlight all the positive impacts our medical experiences have had on our lives. These experiences have taught us about strength, resilience, and hope. They have taught us how to celebrate successes and manage challenges. Our medical experiences have shown us just how amazing the staff, volunteers, families and, most importantly, these medical kids are.
Together. Together we learn. Together we heal.
Click with Kids
Photography in Education
Click with Kids is a photography newsletter geared to educators and parents interested in building photography skills together with kids.
The monthly newsletter includes a project idea and a couple of quick tips you can use with kids. No judgement if you are using them for yourself! My kids and I did each of the projects at home, though each project could be incorporated into a school or hospital setting. All you need is something to take photos with. You shoot with what you have. Whether that is a top of the line DSLR or a smartphone, doesn’t matter.
My goal with Click with Kids is for educators and parents to learn photography skills together with their kids.
21 Weeks Project
A 21 week photojournalism class
This project is part of a 21 week photojournalism class I am taking.
My 21 weeks project is focusing on Melanie’s caregiver role, as well as the relationship between Melanie and her daughter, Ella. My hope is that this project will highlight the strength, resilience and hope that is necessary when advocating for a child in the medical and education systems.
This project is telling the story of one family’s life with Rett Syndrome.
I speak about photography as well as my family’s medical story at conferences and workshops for educators, healthcare professionals, and photographers.
Please get in touch with me if you’re interested in collaborating.