I love being behind the camera. For me, there’s nothing quite like immersing myself in a “shoot” – capturing expressions and teasing out different storytelling vibes. And who doesn’t love a photo where everything comes together – the light, the mood, the look – so that special moments can be turned into tangible keepsakes?
Creating great images is my goal, but a lot needs to happen behind the scenes. It’s a two-way connection between the photographer and the photograph-ee. Recently, I decided to trade places and be in front of the camera. Sure enough, despite any uncertainty I may have had, I was really pleased with the results.
That said, there were moments when I just had to laugh. In my mind, I felt 20 years old. But when Lynn, my photographer, stopped (often) to refocus and deemphasize things like my “mature” neck – well, I was smartly reminded that I’m nowhere near my daughters’ ages. But hey! We’re as young as we’ll ever be, so we better take advantage of today.
Let’s have some fun.
As your photographer, I’ll do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible, whether you’re 2 or 10 or 20 or 90. We’ll take advantage of our strategic decisions, whether we’re talking time-of-day, location, outfit choices, makeup or props. And then we’ll put it all together to make magic happen.