Philosophy


A friend once told me a story that comes to mind when I think about my approach to capturing images.  They recalled a large family photo being taken at a reunion.  The photographer took a test photo while everyone was gathering family members, fixing their hair, and preparing to take a "perfect" group shot.  This test photo ended up being their favorite image, as it somehow encapsulated the feeling of what it was really like being there that day... the warmth, the chaos, the smells of the barbecue, the crying babies, the anticipation, the truth of the moment. In capturing the essence of any situation, whether it's a wedding, portrait, event, or anything else, it's all about catching...

...the moments in between

 
 

Peeking out the window as your relatives begin to gather on the beach for your long awaited wedding ceremony...

When mom kicks her sandals off and accidentally sends one of them flying toward the back of dad's head...

 
 

Getting roasted by your sister in front of 200 wedding guests...

 
 

Holding grandpa's hand as he renew's his vows with grandma after 50 years of marriage...

 
 

A behind-the-scenes embrace...

...these moments are the ones that will bring you back.

 

The Method

The manner in which we achieve these photos is paramount.  Instead of creating a "perfect" image we want to uncover the beauty in our imperfections, embrace our individuality, and celebrate what makes us unique.  To do this we must...

let our guard down...

 
 

remember why we're here...

 

be in the moment...

 
 
 

let loose...

 
 

and embrace our individuality.