So that’s my philosophy, but who am I and why do I shoot this way?
I grew up obsessed with creating. In any form I could, I wanted to make art. I was painting and drawing at any moment I could, and then in high school I found my way to film photography. I loved the tactile nature of it, the slow and methodical nature of setting up your shot, finding focus, and capturing the moment. From that moment on, I was hooked. I went on to study fine art photography, exploring conceptual and sometimes crazy ideas. I was always most interested in emotion - in a day and age where we are so concerned with showing the perfect version of ourselves, I wanted to capture the realness.
If I'm going to be given the opportunity to capture all of the realness of you, then you should know all of me. To begin, I must admit I am a bit of a weirdo (emphasis on the bit). I am the classic nerd into the Renaissance Faire, Star Wars, and graphic novels, and if you’re into any of these things, or D&D, or honestly 1,000 other things we were made fun of for in high school, I will probably freak out(in a good way). I am also your classic extroverted introvert, sometimes talking up a storm and other times quietly observing at a distance(though I am almost always pure extrovert at weddings because it’s 100% my element). I am also extremely awkward in front of the camera, rarely not making a weird face or sticking my tongue out, so I feel you if you feel awkward too (and I should mention that I have all the tricks to help you relax in front of the camera since I know that feeling so well!).