The 1997 Think-Different Apple advertising campaign hit close to home for me. Although it took me several years after that to fully appreciate and completely embrace Apple computers, its advice to think different struck a chord with me early on. After realizing recently that my portraits were starting to blend in with the crowd, I decided to think differently and offer something I think is really unique.
I absolutely love environmental character portraits. It's why I've chosen to specialize in them. As a photographer, my job is to capture who you really are rather than who I think you ought to be. Environmental character portraits are perfect for this. Simply put, environmental character portrait refers to an image in which the subject (you) is photographed in a person's natural environment. For example, a softball player might be photographed in a dugout, a dairy farmer in the pit in a dairy barn, a duck hunter in a duck blind and so on. The environment is used to compliment the subject and to emphasize his or her character.
Nope, I don't have a studio, but my style of shooting is one in which I bring the studio to you. To me, the key to creating more interesting photographs is to create more interesting shadows just like photographers do in studios. Through the use of multiple off-camera flashes, I am able to produce stunning images no matter what Mother Nature throws us during your session. By bringing studio lighting to light your environmental character portraits, you'll get studio-quality lighting no matter where we shoot. I am especially interested in creating captivating sunset portraits that the beautiful painted sky of a sunset while properly lighting my subject.
One of the keys to getting great sunset photos is proper timeline planning. This is something I'll help you do so we have the best shot at getting the photo if Mother Nature decides to put on a show at the end of your session.
YES, DIGITAL IMAGES ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY SESSION
We live in a digital age. Most will want to share their photos with all their friends and family through email, Facebook and Instagram. I make the process very easy. Every collection comes with edited high-resolution digital images uploaded to an easy-to-use online gallery. You will also have the rights to print and share the images however you wish.
If you would like world class prints, I do have partnerships with some of the best printing presses in the country. They make sure the colors are just right and that the quality of the print will stand the test of time. On the other hand if you want to do your own prints, you have permission to do so. I even offer detailed suggestions on how and where to get the best quality prints and products.