Photography has been such an incredible journey of self discovery, and I have loved developing my own style of photography with each passing year. Something that instantly drew me into the world of imagery, has been my love for creative compositions and emotion. As photographers, I think we hear that word thrown around often, but it is absolutely crucial to realize its power, and how it can transform a simple image and create a story.This past year specifically, I have become obsessed with taking no face portraits (sometimes not showing a face entirely or just the expression from the mouth) or framing in a way that will speak more to the viewer. I guess you can say that has become my signature style for being able to recognize my work. It is important to find a balance though! I would never go into a portrait session or wedding and do that with every image. The key is learning to find opportunities for creativity based on the client, environment, and then deciding what you are trying to say with the way you compose an image. For example, if I am working with a couple and direct them into a pose (sometimes I can't stand that word because it sounds forced, ha!), and I like the way his hands naturally embrace when holding her, I will photograph that simple form of affection, because it provokes emotion to the viewer immediately. Paying attention to small details allows for people to connect to your images. In some ways, the viewer can get a sense of who the couple is and how they connect without ever knowing them. It is difficult to get to know a couple and tell their story when they are smiling for the camera the entire session. My hopes are that you see, in the images featured here, what I just discussed and I hope it leaves you feeling inspired to go into your sessions, ready to create images that tell stories!
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