HI! I'M NATALIE
I consider myself a forever-student of life and I have always loved watching and observing people... catching the little details, the half-smiles, the simple gestures. Becoming a mama made me even more aware of how precious the little details are and how deeply I desire to revisit particular times and feelings.
With a camera in hand, I became a new sort of student and began documenting my kids’ lives. My kids and my creative vision began to swirl into new observations and a new way of creating. It felt like pure magic to capture the precious moments of their days and to have them become the greatest muses of my photographic practice! They helped me recognize observation itself as an art form— being present, feeling deeply, noticing subtleties, flowing with what is. It’s pure magic: being with my kids, with my camera, with my creativity! It all feels like home.
This is what photography is all about for me: seeing others, as they are, through my creative lens. It’s about seeing the real, the beautiful, and the messy moments— the everyday magic that tells the stories of our lives. This way of seeing is how I see my friends and family, and it’s how I strive to see everyone— including your friends and your family....Including you!
I would be honored to present you with a beautiful glimpse of your own precious life.
Promise to stay wild with me. We'll seek and return and stay to find beauty and the extraordinary in all the spaces we can claim. We'll know how to live. How to breathe magic into the mundane. - Victoria Erickson
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We can't say enough kind things about Natalie, her photography or the creative process. One of the genuinely nicest people you'll ever meet, Natalie is an absolute joy to work with. She instantly made our family feel so welcome and at ease. Our children were full of smiles and joy as she playfully captured their free spirits. She chose a lovely location that we felt "at home" in, climbing logs, uncovering mushrooms, and encountering all the natural wonders around us. She gave us the freedom to be ourselves, inviting the lens to capture the beauty of our natural selves and the simplicity of interactions within our family. It truly is magic! Nothing felt posed or stuffy, exactly why we had avoided professional family photographs until now. We were overwhelmed by the gorgeous photographs she presented to us and how she was able to truly capture the personality of each of us and the beauty of our entire family. I am eternally thankful for such a wonderful experience and precious memories that we'll be able to look back on for decades to come.
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