“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
― Robert Frank
Hey there + welcome to my little corner in the world. I’m a simple person with a lot of love + passion for my people, my profession + for God. I live life one day at a time + take deep breaths all day long to remind myself to enjoy the moment I’m in. Those people up there, they’re my tribe. My world revolves around them + I’m first and foremost their person. Photography is my passion + where I let my creative energy flow. This whole love started off when my parents gave my an old Canon Rebel and I’ve since become quite a gear head + consider my cameras + lenses to be like an extension of me because they allow me to create what I see + feel. What makes me different? I’m not cookie cutter…I don’t have a plan in my head to photograph you or any moment. I feel what’s happening and connect to the humans in front of me + customize the energy I send out to really zone in on genuine personality and connections.
What is your style?
I’ve asked clients to describe it and the words that pop up often are candid, real, glowing, and fun. I say bend-the-rules-photojournalistic when describing my wedding/portrait style.
What is this photojournalistic approach?
Photojournalism is defined as telling a story with photos, more as a documenting than posing. With no involvement, direction or control from the photographer. I’m capturing a moment as it happens without orchestrating it. Enter my “Bend-the-rules” term. I LOVE those documentary images from an event or moment – many times my favorite images from a session is when the clients are playing/flirting/interacting with each other with no direction from me! However, I also mix in poses and directed moments for those more traditional portraits.
Do you direct us?
I do and I constantly start a session by telling people I’m bossy. Posing and directing a good clean photo is what I do! As mentioned above, I love to pose my clients and in those moments right before or after the “pose”…is many times the best shot!! I love to find inspiration from different sources to have fun and unique photos and locations.
How long until we get our photos?
Do we have a print release?
You do. That means you can print + share to your heart’s content.
What’s in your bag?
Canon cameras + L lenses + the one I couldn’t live with out…85L.
Do you mentor or teach?
I do! I have an e-book at Clickin Moms as well as a workshop…link at the top under “for photographers”.