Why I photograph:

I help children feel safe, loved and connected in their families.

This matters because loneliness kills more people than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day or obesity. Think about it.

Studies say that bonding is founded on "nonverbal emotional communication". That means that when children look at emotional photographs of themselves with their parents, they are building that bond, that feeling of safety, love, and connection. Their sense of worthiness deepens, they learn to value themselves, they know they have a group where they belong, their loneliness dissipates, and their relationships grow stronger. 

Let's give this gift to your children. It is important for who they are becoming. It will have a positive effect on their entire future.

In the absence of love and belonging there will always be suffering [but] those who have a sense of love and belonging are those who have a belief that they are worthy of love and belonging.
— Brene Brown