I once saw a picture of several little kids on the streets of Haiti being their authentic, curious selves. It’s still one of my favorite pictures, and I believe it’s because it’s so real. It tells you something about who they really are. It’s not about a pose, but rather about who they are in that moment. That’s what I love most: real, raw moments that tell a story about someone’s life.

That picture was one of the things that inspired me to capture things going on in my own life, but now I want to tell your story! I want families to remember what’s important right now, no matter how normal it may seem. It won’t be your normal in 10 years. Find out what capturing your story could look like for you!

“Dorothea was our maternity, birth, and newborn photographer for our third baby. Out of all our previous photographers she was the easiest to work with. I never once felt stressed! (And with 3 boys under 3 that’s quite a task!) She is a natural and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Dorothea!" – Melissa + John