I have been obsessed with photography since my first elective class in middle school. My parents got me a point and shoot and I would take pictures of everything. I went through countless disposables on all of my childhood vacations. However, I never had any formal training. I worked with a few different photographers and learned their workflows and absorbed some technical skillsets. I'm also an avid learner with youtube following challenges and practicing as much as possible.
Photography is fun because you capture a moment in time but the image is your story as much as the subjects, behind the lens you get to choose what is shown, and what is eliminated. As the editor, you get to push the colors into your desired aesthetic. It's a collaboration with the subject writing the emotional connection and the photographer translating that. That's why I love photography.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
When I first started working with a modeling Agency I got to work with girls as young as 13. It was really special to me to take a few shots and show them on set how they were looking, then if they didn't like something about the image I was able to talk through those insecurities with them and teach them angles that highlight features that they loved. I get to take that empowerment into all my shoots and I love the client's reaction to the final image because at that point they are proud of what they see. With newborns, its already a special shoot but I get to practice patience and waiting for that perfect facial expression to really "wow" the parents.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have been published in Numa Magazine, but my personal biggest achievement is when one of my images is used as a profile picture or cover photo. I feel like that is a testament to how much the client loved the final product.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am a total Astrology geek and love talking about birth charts.