before jumping into photography, i was (and technically still am)
a cpa! i quickly found that as a career it wasn’t the right fit, but having put so much work into getting there, i never considered something would come along that would allow me to leave. While working, i bought an entry level camera just to start taking better photos of my dog (she had a poppin’ instagram as a puppy). and it quickly snowballed. Fast forward to now, I’m working as a full time photographer, in seattle and beyond, capturing love stories of all shapes and sizes and living a better version of my life than i ever could have anticipated. without realizing it was happening, photography became my identity, my purpose and my passion.
i see style as being made up of how i direct you, how i technically shoot, how i edit the photos, and ultimately what my vision is for your final gallery. all of the decisions that are made are made with the sole intent of enhancing how it felt to really be in that moment.
DIRECTING STYLE / i believe that to get natural photos, people need a little direction. being placed in front of a camera can be really intimidating, and isn’t natural for most of us, so i will try to direct you away from the camera and into a space that allows you to focus on each other.
TECHNICAL STYLE / the technical aspect of composing photos is really important to me, and will influence where i recommend we shoot, what time of day, and how i direct you. having said that, i am all for breaking technical rules if it means i can offer you something unique and meaningful. for instance I love to use things like polaroids and motion blur to add character and variety to different parts of the day!
EDITING STYLE / different people interpret edits in different ways, but from perspective, my editing style is blend of artistic, organic, editorial, and timeless. put simply, i edit to highlight feelings of nostalgia and always aim to create beauty in otherwise under appreciated moments.
FINAL PRODUCT / with all things, consistency is really important to me. i take a lot of time to ensure that each image in your gallery fits seamlessly with the rest. i encourage clients to think of the whole gallery as a movie, and each image as a scene. while each scene may not be the most pivotal, if done right, each will have their place and together they will perfectly tell your story.
at the end of the day, my style is to capture real emotions, and genuine connections. because memories fade, i want these photographs to remind you how your life looked, but more importantly how it felt.