Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your photographic style?
My style has been described as Lifestyle and Documentary with a Fine Art quality. What does this mean though, you may be thinking. To me Lifestyle is straying from stiff and posed portraits to capture deep and meaningful images. I will guide you into a "pose" that looks and feels natural to who you are, but instead of asking you to smile and look at me I will prompt you to connect with each other. I encourage movement and being playful with each other. My goal is to capture who you are, not just what you look like.
Documentary photography is unscripted, it is capturing a real life moment such as a family cooking breakfast or a couple going to coffee together. I tend to merge the two together, so I will waver between documenting and guiding depending on the moment that is happening before me and what I feel will best tell the story.
I am an artist at heart and photography is just another medium for me to create art that speaks to my soul. My goal is to get to know what will speak to your soul and turn your photographs into art that will evoke emotion every time you look at them. My editing programs are my paintbrushes and I use them to bring out the mood in a photograph.
I take inspiration from film photography, paintings, movies and music. These things have helped to shape who I am as an artist and a photographer.
Will you take any traditional family portraits where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera?
Yes, I will always get at least one traditional portrait that you can send to Grandma. After I get this shot we will focus on the connections between your family.
What should I wear to my session?
Wardrobe is an important piece to creating beautiful images. I happen to love bare feet and long flowing dresses, but what is most important is that you are comfortable in your clothing. I love to help clients choose clothing and will work with you to put outfits together that photograph well and fit your style and personality. If you are need of inspiration I have several Pinterest boards that I have put together with clients in mind.