I felt an instant connection to photography at an extremely young age. My childhood house had bookshelves overflowing with photo albums from random family vacations to the Cape, to camping weekends in upstate New York, to my Mother and Father just hanging out in our living room on our couches. I loved being able to look back on the moments that were documented, see how they were taken and try to figure out why they wanted to photograph my mother’s hands reading a book or my Dad drinking a beer by the campfire or why everyone in the 1990s was a cigarette smoker. When I began seriously photographing in high school, I slowly started to realize that it’s not one singular thing that makes an image great.. its every surrounding detail, its the meaning behind the moment that you’re capturing, its the authenticity captured in that split hundredth of a second that makes it a successful image .
I’d define my photographic style as illustrative – a blend of traditional and photojournalistic with special attention to lighting and background. I’d define my approach to photography as comfortable and fun. I love helping couples feel at ease in front of the camera in order to let who they really are shine through in their photos. I don’t mind going to great lengths to embarrass myself to make you laugh during our time together – I never want my subjects to look like stiff statues. I encourage spontaneity and playfulness with one another but can also bring us back to a more serious, focused note. I love getting to know my couples, the opportunity to photograph their connection on such an important day of their lives is a dream come true.
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”