There is a movement across the world of photographers to develop our style and our brand. It is a very powerful process because there are several methods in honing in on the specific description of your service delivery. I was able to read another photographer's post to her clients about the client's ability to give direction in the photo process. I do not believe in the concept of clients. I have friends that I photograph. My first goal is to be connected with you in a collaboration and a friendship. For me, photography was about connecting with the world in a positive way because my "day job" is very intense. I'm surrounded around heartache, suffering and abuse at times and my nature walks with the my camera are my calming moments. I enjoy it and I got good at it and I'm still learning.
It was for me. It calmed me and reconnected me to the earth.
Mom called me on a Friday evening in July 2004 and explained that I would be shooting the wedding she and dad were coordinating on Saturday. The photographer was sick, called off and could not be replaced and Larissa was volunteered. I bought a few rolls of film and my journey taking photographs of people began with my mom's blind faith in my abilities to capture the most important day in people's lives.
I enjoy taking photos of people. Instead of being surrounded by tears, regret and shame; photography affords me moments with smiles, laughing and enjoyment. It excites me. I get worked up about where, when, who and how.
This is the part where I get to connect with my creative partners -the people I'm capturing!!
Is there a location that is important to you?? What poses would you like? What kind of family do you have? How would you like to be represented? Is there a little person that does not like to be photographed? Are there props that we could use to get some beautiful captures.
With developing a friendship with the people that I'm photographing allows me to really bring them into creative process!! Everyone gets involved. Kids have made some excellent suggestions to me about how they would like to be photographed and we roll with it. We have fun. We giggle and laugh.
Relaxed, comfortable and engaged photography is what I am all about. We are the creative process together!
Become part of my WE. US. I invite you to feel wonderful about who you are and your captures. Be creative. I will hear you.
with much LOVE,
** The photo was a capture of me from my first wedding shoot. I remember now, I bought an outfit just for the occasion. :)