A "Christmas" Portrait of a Sacramento Family

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This beautiful family lives just south of Sacramento, in Elk Grove. We planned to meet Christmas day (what with none of us being Christian, the 25th of December our calendars were empty.)

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This will not come as a surprise to you, if you’ve read the news in the last couple of years, but White Christians in America, and especially in California, are an ever shrinking minority. Unfortunately, representation of non-Christian families, and families of color, lags wildly behind. That lag maintains an insidious illusion about what, and who, is American.

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As a non-white, non-Christian, woman I’ve always felt it goes somewhat without saying that I’m interested in photographing diverse families. However, I want to take a step back and say it explicitly. I’m interested in photographing diverse families.

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You’ve likely noticed I love photographing mixed race couples, but I want to be clear that it’s also my honor to photograph families diverse in age and generation, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, ability and more.

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If you are from an underrepresented community, and are experiencing a barrier to having your portrait taken- reach out, and I will make it happen.

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