Confession: I love to create beautiful images, and I love to make people happy. To be honest, I am not sure what I love more, creating the images or the joy the images instill in the people I photograph. Both have been known to put me on cloud nine with an ear-to-ear smile on my face.
As clichéd as it sounds, everyone deserves to have an amazing photograph. Whether it is you solo, with your dog, your partner, or your family, YOU should have that opportunity. We all have felt the sting of a bad picture. For my bad photos you need to look no further than grades seven through eleven. In their simplest terms they are just plain b-a-d. But the power of a good photo is nothing short of magical! It is amazing how a great photo can make us feel as if we can conquer the world. And it is that feeling I think everyone should get to experience.
The thing is, life has taught me that my parents were correct when they said beauty comes from within. It is my goal to capture the inner beauty we all possess in addition to what the world sees on the outside. That inherent quality that makes you “you”, from that twinkle in your eye to the way your laughter fills a room with joy. These are the qualities that people love about you, and the traits they cherish. And it is these qualities that years from now, when you look at your photo will make you smile. Because it’s life, it’s real, it’s YOU.
Throughout the years I have learned we all have a story to tell. It’s these stories and your inner beauty that fascinate me. So don’t be surprised if I during our session we chat, or if we laugh, if I ask your kids to tell you a story, or if I ask you to dance. It’s our time to sit down, get to know one another, and forget the outside world. Think of me as a friend you just met. I am not here to take your picture, I am here to tell your story.