It’s always important to me, regardless of who I’m photographing, to find the personality of the session. To get to know my clients and to find out what’s important to them. What makes them laugh? What moves them? What are they afraid of? What inspires them? It might seem strange to ask those kinds of questions as a photographer, but I would counter that thought process. I see it as my job to capture the heart of my clients. And I can’t do that without knowing them. Having your picture taken is a vulnerable act. It’s trusting that the person holding the camera is going to capture you authentically. Honestly. With care. Every time I am working with a couple or a family or a senior, I am acutely aware that they are trusting me. With their wedding day, with their newborn baby, with their excitement of starting a brand new chapter in their lives. I don’t take that lightly. I am always humbled and thankful for being allowed to do what I love and to provide real, honest and emotional memories.
Seniors are no different. Here you are, standing on the precipice of something new. Whether that is college, work, travel, starting a business, moving out – it’s a time of transition. Of excitement. Of anticipation. Of trepidation. Of being unsure. Of not having it all figured out. And I think that this time for you is one of the most important times to capture in a real way.
Admittedly, I’m probably not your typical senior photographer. I don’t have a studio, I’m not into posing my clients a lot, I am most definitely not going to take your pictures while you look at me and rest your chin on your hands (which was ALL the rage when I graduated high school). I just want to hang out with you. Get to know you. Make you laugh, feel relaxed and actually have a good time during your session. Capture you. Authentically. If this sounds like the type of experience you’d like to have, I’d love to work with you.
I love your reflections……almost as much as I love your photos…