My goal as a photographer is to connect with people to capture their essence, that conveys emotion, and creates a lasting memory with perspective.
It happens in doing headshots for professionals and up and coming actors/actresses. It happens working to create unique sports portraits for young athletes and tomorrow's hottest success stories. It happens working with families to preserve their stories in both print, and digital art forms. And it happens serving with charitable organizations who need their story told.
... They all offer opportunities...
What do you want to be when you grow up? That question came up a ton as a kid, and I never knew the best answer. The first dilemma is, when do we actually grow up. And even if we did know, what was it based on.
You might think I'm headed to answer that question with "I wanted to be a photographer". Not so.
Sure, I have been a serious enthusiast in photography since before starting a family 16 years ago, but I hadn't worked to truly take it to the next level until the last few years.
Millions of shutter clicks later, classes, workshops, user groups, self study; with an accumulation of pro gear over time, I've honed a passion for capturing not only the moments and memories of my family life and travels, but the lives of many others. People, places, and how light changes their combined impact. To see it unfold through a lens is pure joy for me. I believe professional pictures are more important today than ever before, and technology is allowing us to professionally capture and create art more than ever.
The cornerstone is building relationships in the process. Capturing people+places+light is truly rewarding.