"I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings are worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting." - Harry Callahan
If I could say nothing more on my philosophy on photography, and the importance of it in our lives, it would be this. And also this:
“You must celebrate your life. I don’t care how fat you think you are. I don’t care how old you think you are. My job as a portrait photographer is to take the most beautiful photograph you have ever seen of yourself so that you can cherish this for the rest of your life. I want to stop acting like this life is a dress rehearsal, people, because it’s not.” Sue Bryce
Telling stories is one of my favorite things in life. Valuing the human experience and highlighting the worth and gold in each of us is a close second. Combine these, and you have the root of my passion for portrait photography (though, admittedly, this is an ever growing list). A portrait is a piece of a story, a small square in the patchwork of a life. A moment that says, “This is who I am. Right now. And tomorrow, I could be something completely different.” Hopefully. I hope from day to day we are growing and changing and becoming more and more of who we are. And I hope we are making pictures along the way, because this story of becoming is our legacy. And it needs to be told.
There’s nothing I love more than documenting the stories of people’s lives. I love photographing meaningful moments, and calling the mundane into meaning.
My style is very laid back and candid. I spend my time looking for moments and capturing them. Because of this, I’m not going to spend much time directing and posing during a session, because that interferes with organic moments.
I shoot documentary style family photos, Day in the Life sessions, Weddings and Engagements, and other assorted things that don’t fit neatly into a category. I don’t shoot from pinterest boards and shot lists. I DO want to have conversations about what you like and don’t like, and go from there. I want you to be familiar with my style and to make sure we are a good fit together. Really. Scour this website. Ask me questions. Let’s get to know each other.
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