Maternal, nurturing, and devoted, all words that hold significant weight as a stay-at-home-mother. These intimate portraits relay the domestic domain of mothers performing their vocation. Commanding, assertive gazes emphasize their relationship to their children and also the viewer. They demonstrate their authority with tenderness and competence. This work serves to illuminate an often misunderstood role, the charge and labor of staying home as a mother.

These "Staying Home" portraits were all photographed with a large format 4 x 5 camera.

works produced 2015 - ongoing