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Moments of serenity in isolation for a growing family

Moments of serenity in isolation for a growing family

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In mid-March 2020, I was six months pregnant with our second child, we had just celebrated my daughter Scout’s third birthday and the photo and video production company my husband and I own was busier than ever. Then, like many Americans, our business ground to a halt under the non-essential working orders. Faced with an unknown amount of idle time at home, my husband and I focused the cameras on our own lives.

Since I shoot mostly commercial and editorial work, documenting my family felt like a welcome challenge. Not pictured here are the tears, fighting, chaos and frustration. Instead, I captured the serenity of isolation. I hope that when I think back on this year, it will be these moments of joy and stillness that I remember most.

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