My passion and the focus of my work is family – the overlooked details, the intimate moments, and the family interactions that truly tell your story.
An Artist’s Perspective, On Location, and 100% You.
I think of what I do as not just portraiture, but visual biography. I am a witness to the part of your life that you invite me into. I hope that you will enjoy the experience and the end product so much that you will invite me back, and over time, we can create a visual narrative that spans many milestones in your family’s life.
Your world is my studio. I prefer to photograph clients in their homes, yards, parks, or other favorite gathering places. Choosing a location that’s not just pretty, but personally meaningful creates an emotional connection to the pictures that you can not get in a studio.
Be Yourself. My goal is to capture and show how beautiful you and your family already are. Even if the bed is unmade, the baby is crying, or you’re not wearing carefully planned outfits. So often people fail to notice and appreciate the significant details that make their families unique and special. I want to help you rediscover it…and capture it forever.
I will do everything I can to make working with me an enjoyable experience. I want you to take away not only beautiful images, but also the memory of a relaxed, comfortable and fun photo session that gives you a renewed appreciation for the simple beauty in your life.
What do I NOT do?
Weddings – There are many wonderful wedding photographers out there whose work I greatly admire. I choose to focus on the other days of a family’s life.
Studio work – Working in a studio would not allow me to capture the kind of personal and personalized images that I am after.
A lot of Photoshop editing – I have and use Photoshop. I do edit my pictures. However, as much as possible, I try to keep my process and my images simple. I think that too much manipulation after the fact takes away from the purity of a great photograph. The idea of doing a lot of editing, or “airbrushing”, is also contrary to my philosophy, which is that you ARE beautiful right now, as you are. Lastly, many textures or effects that seem cool and novel now may end up looking dated and trendy in the long run.