I studied photography in highschool and college, and have experience with both digital and analog/film work--analog/film being a medium I still shoot in. I have done paid shoots in just about every photo category I can think of. Photography is not only a job for me but also my hobby. While I know it's the paid work that makes the money, I also love trying to make my work art through shooting street, fashion work, and other creative shoot endeavors. This allows me to take the same artistic perspective in the wedding/senior/family type shoots that I do for pay.
I love capturing moments that would otherwise be lost in time. With paid shoots its even nicer because I'm capturing moments of beauty my subjects might be otherwise unaware of themselves. This becomes especially true for weddings. Being able to capture not only pure unbridled joy and celebration, but also more meaningful and intimate moments, makes photography fun, while also producing something deeply meaningful for the client.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many senior photo shoots in the past, and I always try my best to tailor the locations we shoot at to the people I'm shooting with. As a result it's really important for me to know the person I'm working with, so I make sure to. I have also done lots of preschool photography, and I always do my absolute best to make kids laugh. It's super rewarding having a kid go from crying and unwilling to take any pictures, to letting out a laugh for the camera, especially since I know that behind that child, there are parents who will love and adore the photos.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Maybe an honorable mention or two, I don't submit my work to contests often.
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm currently studying graphic design and can play the cello.