I love photography, particularly portraiture. Many people don't like having their picture taken simply for the purpose of having their picture taken. Its annoying. I know, I am not very comfortable in front of a still camera. Motion picture cameras are easy - you often have a job to do and generally someone to chat to. With still cameras you just feel this giant glass eye staring you down waiting for you to do something. It's enough to make you hide and that's often what happens. People, justifiably, hide behind a persona or mask their true selves with shyness, fearful of what the camera might expose to the world. I get it and I know how to fix it. You see after years of doing this I have discovered an irreproachable truth. The camera is not a person, we are.
It's the relationship between the people in front of the camera and me, behind the camera, that matters. With trust and God willing more than a few laughs that mechanical cyclops disappears and what is left is two people sharing a little time together. Through exchanging stories, ideas, jokes and more often than not a few truths we learn together what it means to be a person. What remains, hopefully, are a few photographs. Little moments that tell a story. Your story.
Your photo session should be fun. You should feel comfortable. It is your session- not the photographers. I hope you enjoy the work you see. I have very much enjoyed catching it. If you are looking for a carefree, laid back, get the job done photographer I'd love to hear from you. Regardless, thank you for taking a moment to see the work.
I'm always excited to meet and work with new people. Please contact me for rates, questions, or comments.
Be well and have fun out there.