Photographs are meant to last, and over time, they become gems of nostalgia for the people who love us most. I've honed my styles of shooting and editing photos over the years and found that in order to really frame a feeling, it has to be free of fleeting trends. I want these photos to feel alive. During my sessions, I encourage my clients to let go of the tension and interact with their environment and loved ones as they normally would, and afterwards, I preserve as much of that authenticity as possible by editing with true tones + a bit of airy monochrome for timeless black and whites.
A documentary background—
I was introduced to photography in my visual storytelling class during my freshman year of college, and my first project was a three-image series featuring my dog eating a cupcake. I took a photo of the cupcake, another of the empty wrapper, and a photo of my dog licking her chops as if she'd actually eaten it. I've learned a lot since then, but that method has stuck with me. Not all of our real moments are the ones we want framed on the wall, so while I encourage m my clients to express themselves naturally or interact with each other as if I'm not there in hopes that your photos feel truly authentic, I'll help you get there aesthetically.