I think photography has developed a bad reputation.
Maybe it was the awkward school photos we were forced to take through grade school, or maybe you have always felt a little off or shy having a camera shoved in your face.
I get you because, I’ve been you. I still feel nauseous when someone tells me, “here let me take a picture of you for once.” Photography can be intimidating, but it wasn’t meant to be that way.
When I’m photographing, I’m not looking for perfection; I’m looking for moments. I don’t want you to worry about your hair blowing in the wind. I want you to stop worrying about how I am going to pose you, or if you’ve chosen the right outfit for the occasion.
I’m not trying to find and capture the physical you; I am looking for your heart and soul. I am looking for the expression on a fathers face when he sees his daughter on her wedding day. Or those cozy moments on a cold day where you get to snuggle up with the kids, watching a movie by the fire. I’m trying to tell a story… the story of you.
I am beyond thankful to capture those stories every day.