Storytelling isn’t easy.

 

Storytelling requires preparation, plenty of time observing the subject. Plenty of alone time. Self-awareness. Reflection. Quiet. A diet rich in reading and reflection. Oh, and my camera.

“What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. The same can be said of compelling photos. My best photos resonate with something that is more than pretty, more than technically perfect, more than the “perfect pose,” and more than award-winning.

What causes me to click the shutter at first is a combination of the moment, the light, the composition… But what makes me KEEP shooting is my connection with my subjects and the environment.

Don’t settle for “pretty pictures.”

You deserve unparalleled service. From inquiry to photo delivery… I am here to serve you every step of the way.

Step 1: Learn

Before your session I take the time to learn. I learn about your struggles and your strengths. Your highs and your lows. Your loves and your hates. I discover your past, celebrate your present, so that your pictures can influence your future.

step 2: preparation

Nervous about something. Don’t be. I work with the BEST of the BEST. To provide you with everything you need. Want to know what to wear? No worries, I can help. I can even shop with you! Not sure how to perfectly cut that wedding cake? Don’t fret, I’ve taught countless couples. Get ready for unparalleled service every step of the way.

Step 3: session

For me… all sessions are equally important. You have been vulnerable and honest. We know each other now. So during our time together, expect nothing less than relaxing, stress-free, and even FUN (yes, I’m talking to you husbands). No awkward poses or stiff bodies. When I take photos I make it my mission to accurately depict the happiness, love, and laughter that surrounds you and highlight the connections you have with each other.

Step 4: Photos

Ahhhh!!!! Your photos are ready and you are so excited to see them. You’ve already seen a sneak peek but you are ready for them all. But don’t open that email just yet! This is when I encourage my clients to pause, turn off the tv, and sit down and look at them together. :)




 

 
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