I quickly realized that I am drawn to natural light, and my photography is almost exclusively built around existing light sources. (As a comparison, Anne Geddes is a studio photographer; she uses careful arrangements of artificial light sources in a controlled environment. It is a much more complex and equipment-laden process.) I love the way light interacts with people, with clothing, and with the elements of the camera itself. When I am taking pictures, I want the light to dictate the photography, rather than me dictating the light.
I truly enjoy portrait and family photography. However, I tend not to have “planned” shots that I want to do with each client. I prefer to look at the interaction between people so that I can capture something unique about them and their relationships. Sometimes clients bring in props that they want to use in the pictures (I blame Pinterest for most of that), and my goal then becomes using these items in a way that produces authentic, spontaneous, and beautiful pictures. (Goodness knows that there are enough stiff, staged portraits out there. I see no need to add to the pile.)
I am always looking for photographic challenges, so if you have an idea you want to see realized please contact me. I look forward to working with you!