I’m told I light up when I have a camera in my hands. I think that’s a pretty accurate statement. Photography is really all I ever wanted to do. Forget the traditional bio about how I came to hold a camera for the first time. Here’s what you really need to know about me:
I see the world in pictures.
Driving down the street or walking through a building, I notice the angles and perspective that would make the perfect shot—everywhere. It’s entertaining, really. Although my friends look at me funny when we’re all admiring something and my comment is “yeah, the lighting is awesome!”
I worked hard for this.
I earned my degree in photography, back in the days of film and after countless hours spent in a darkroom perfecting my art. My photography involves research, planning, learning, practicing, more learning and more practicing—all of which I invested years of my life in.
I value my “old school” photography background and am a huge proponent of the printed photograph. From matted portraits to scenic wall art, there’s a quality in printed photography that simply can’t be matched by a digital screen.
(Think about it…when’s the last time you took a trip down memory lane with a CD full of photographs from 1998? Never? Sounds about right. Truth is I love seeing cherished memories on display in my home and I’ll bet you do too.)
I love photographing people.
I try to capture connection in my portraits—emotion, gesture, general zaniness—you know, the stuff memories are made of. Authenticity is very important. As a kid, I remember running around with a camera, sneaking up on people and snapping photos when they least expected it. I’m sure those weren’t the “gestures” people wanted captured, but I guess I was perfecting my craft even then. We all have to start somewhere.
I want to be your trusted photography professional.
Professional photography is a must for businesspeople that want to stand out from the crowd. For real estate agents and brokers, professional photography translates into faster, more profitable sales. For businesses, professional photography portrays your company’s personality and quality portraits help you build rapport with your clients.
With an education in photography and a background in marketing and graphic design, I can help companies raise their game. Contact me and let’s talk about how I can help you be more successful.