It’s been a little quiet here. I’ve been shooting professional a little, shooting for fun a lot, and mulling over some new directions I want to go this year.
I can’t get the notion of story telling out of my head. Understandably so, that’s what a photographer (at her most basic) is, and beyond that, that is who I have always been and always will be. Story-telling is how I have always, instinctively, approached a session, and where I’m at my best. It’s where I find passion and grace for making pictures, and it’s where my best images lie. And ultimately, I can only tell stories the way that I see them. Just as you wouldn’t expect a straight-forward journalist to tell stories through abstract prose, I can only make the kinds of pictures that I feel drawn to. Which brings me to defining the stories that I tell with my camera.
Standard family sessions are not for me. They aren’t what I’m drawn to. They don’t suit my eye or my passion. (Though they can certainly be beautiful, and I mean no disrespect against my fellow photographers who do these and do them well.) If a standard set is what you are looking for, you may be disappointed with me.
BUT. If you are looking to document life, to see tiny glimpses of the moments your life and your children’s memories are made out of, then I want to work with you. I want to be able to see inside your family and understand what makes you who you are and capture that. Capture legacy, heritage, and belonging. Capture who you and your family really are. No poses. NO MATHCHING OUTFITS. No personality cloaks.
Just that simple.
My family sessions will be strictly documentary from this point on. What does that mean? That means that in your hour session, I will spend 15 minutes on group shots (shot candidly), and the rest of the time I will be devoted to finding moments, and documenting them. We'll hang out, enjoy the time together, and at the end of it, you'll have some meaningful images.
Additionally, and I’m beyond excited about this, I am beginning some “day in the life” sessions. These babies are still in there “beta” phase if you will, so more info will be coming out on those in the coming weeks. But, I can’t wait to start telling families’ stories in such a genuine way.