You are cooler than you think and your story is one worth capturing, remembering and sharing. I want to get to know you, hang out, and capture our time together with photos. Clients consistently mention that I make it easy to be in front of the camera, like spending time with a friend. Maybe it’s a sixth sense or maybe it’s my belief that this isn’t “the best day of your life”, it’s just another day full of love, another day worth remembering. Less is more, in my opinion, and I bet you’d agree.
My approach is a client-focused collaborative experience. Working with you allows me to casually capture everyday interactions. Together, we’ll plan your session around an activity you do on a regular basis. Our first meeting is an easy FaceTime chat with a glass of your favorite beverage nearby to sip on and refill as necessary! My personal favorite is a negroni!
I love to shoot on film, but my digital work also has a distinct vintage-vibe. Capturing memories today for you to enjoy in the future.
No gimmicks or over-editing allowed! I won't over-style or over-design your session. I’ll help you choose a wardrobe and location that keep the focus on you and your partner.
Don't Look at the Camera.
You’ve probably been taught to look at the camera and smile, but this can produce stiff, nervous looking photos (case in point: remember school picture day? Yikes!) Instead, look everywhere BUT the camera. This not only makes the photos look more candid, but releases you from the stress of having to stare into the void of a camera lens.
bring an activity.
If you love to go to the park and have a picnic, then go to the park and have a picnic. If you children love playing with bubbles, bring bubbles to the shoot. If you and your partner love cooking, then guess what? You're making breakfast! An activity helps to keep your mind off posing and brings movement to your session. Voila! The holy grail of a perfect session.
Match your Clothing to your Scenery.
WHETHER THIS IS YOUR FIRST PHOTOSHOOT OR YOUR HUNDREDTH, YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS. EVEN IF WE DON'T END UP WORKING TOGETHER, THESE SHOOTING TIPS ARE GOOD FOR ANY FUTURE SESSION.
Are you shooting in the forest? Go with earth tones. What about inside your colorful house? Go for colors that complement the colors of your walls or your furniture. If you want to wear patterns, keep them on the smaller side, but monochromatic outfits are pretty amazing, especially if you want a more editorial vibe in your shoot.