Portraits are the window to the soul. These are some that I have taken for friends and family.
Families are so much fun to capture. It generally starts off with some candid shots or "warm ups" as I call them. We then move on to get some of the shots that are must haves, and then we have the B roll, or gag reel.
Families with small kids usually have lots of B roll, and they are the cutest sometimes.
Weddings are blissful events. It's always a time of happiness and joy. Sharing good times and having the best day of your life is what it's all about. I remember how amazing my wedding was and when I shoot images I try and capture their best moments as well so they can remember just how amazing it is. As a bride and groom, you barely have time to breathe, but when you look back it's priceless to see how much fun the day really was.
Black and White
Colors emote naturally. Take that away and you are left with raw expression. I love black and white for this reason.
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." - Ansel Adams
Landscapes are my personal work. I enjoy the journey of finding a beautiful location and taking my time to create a great image. The timing is generally sunrise or sunset for exceptional light. The client is always on time and it's up to you to be set up on the dark, cold, rainy day in anticipation that the sun will peek out in glorious clouds and create the most beautiful scene. Oftentimes the images can be disappointing and it's up to us photographers to accept defeat and try again. Each time you visit a location you can get a different image and that is why I love the challenge of landscapes. The images are opportunistic and if you are diligent and set aside the time to be prepared, you will be rewarded greatly.
Senior pics are a blast to shoot. The clients always have fun clothes or places to create images and it's a fun collaboration. I enjoy the spontaneity of these photoshoots.
Sports is all fast action and emotion. I love trying to catch the best angle of a play in a still frame. There are some great moments off the field which I capture as well. The game goes beyond the whistle.
Live music is electric and thrilling to shoot. You are trying to capture what you can in the first few songs and also trying not to forget to push the shutter button.
Hearing someone play their music live is amazing as a fellow artist. You hear the raw sound and feel the passion behind the music.
From arenas to small coffee shops, you'll see me with my camera snapping away.