I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique. Much of the work I see these days lacks the emotional impact to draw a reaction from viewers, or remain in their hearts.
I have a deep love and respect for children and I cannot imagine photographic life without them playing a major part. I hope that through my work as a photographer, I have been able to pass on my appreciation of their beauty and charm.
I photograph from the heart. I adore little babies and I think that shows. My images are really very positive, very simple, and from the heart. Babies speak a universal language.
I think the best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
The trouble with flowers is that invariably, when I’m ready to photograph them, they are not in season.
I have a deep respect and love for these tiny humans, and I hope to convey in my images a measure of the beauty that exists in all children.
I can’t think of any flower that wouldn’t be suitable to merge with an image of a newborn, and as I was planning for the book, Miracle, I was drawn to blossoms that appealed to me artistically.
The hardest thing in photography is to create a simple image.