Amos Berghanel has done photography for 4 years. He is self-taught and loves the unique mix of technology and art to create great photography. His greatest joy is to make people happy providing them with high quality memories of their loved ones or to make people feel great about themselves.
I love making people happy. That's why I specialize in portraits. A landscape has most likely been photographed by somebody else, who, let's face it, is probably better than you. So it comes down to perfectionism, getting that landscape at a better time, with better light etc. Portraits however are different. I'm most likely the first person to photograph this person in this location at this point in his or her life. So the results will in any case be unique. And there's nothing better than seeing the surprised look on peoples face and them saying: "This looks really good. Your camera makes me look really good!"
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have specialized in family, maternity, newborn and pet portraits. I love working with newborns, usually at their family's house. Those little things are mostly sleeping so I let the parents pose them on soft surfaces like the couch or bed. I also love working with couples, especially when a baby is on the way. People enjoy our shoots, it is a fun experience and we all enjoy creating special memories together. When working with pets we always have to work around the model's mood and character. If you have a pet you probably know what I'm talking about... ;)
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Many clients have given me great feedback.
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm originally from Germany, have lived in several different countries and am currently learning my 6th language.