How I am writing a professional biography right now, is a bit of a fluke. I originally bought a fancy camera so that I could have better quality pictures of myself. It wasn’t until I signed up for a photography class at Santa Monica College to learn the basics, that a passion was suddenly born and the next thing I knew, I was using my sisters, my co-workers, my ex (just kidding), as my models.
Fast forward to now, I can confidently call myself both a lifestyle and wedding photographer. I’m tempted to say that “I am not your traditional photographer,” but I’m not going to say that. I am just me, and if we work together, all I can ask is that you be you. I have been told that outside of knowing how to work a camera, I am good at making others feel comfortable. I strive to capture you in your natural, genuine, honest state with your partner because those will be the photos you want to hold onto. They are real: people and emotions. You can expect that I will ask you lots of questions about you, your life, your day. I’ll probably want to be your friend in real life, but if you’re not into that, then never mind. 🙂
I will always do my best to capture the moments that are most authentic, silly, and timeless. My goal is to produce that one photo (or photos) that maybe get lost in a move or was somehow tucked away , that your children or grandchildren manage to find in a shoebox somewhere and even THEY can feel the happiness, hear the laugh or smell the pine trees from that day. Or maybe the photo is not misplaced, it is the one that stays locked in a frame, always on display, forever on the fridge or kept safe inside the nightstand beside your bed.
If you can give me a moment, as you are, in your life right now, I’ll give you the one thing that can keep that day or those loved ones always near, always alive. A photograph.
So let’s do this, yeah? The honor would be all mine.