Keeping it Real
When I think about what I love to photograph I always end up in the same place: families. Big families. Small families. Extended families. Families we are not born into, but create from friendships cultivated over time. First families, second families, blended families. Adopted families. Families with kids and without kids. Families with two-legged members and four-legged members. Families who are just starting and families who have been around for generations. And, what I love about families is even though we all may define what a family looks like in a slightly different way, all of our definitions mean exactly the same thing. That definition almost always includes the word love. Families are the heart of the love story.
I’m more of a photo journalist than a portrait photographer in that I capture families as they truly exist. I don’t shine bright lights in faces and then ask them to say cheese and smile pretty for me. That’s what school photos are for.
I shoot on-location, utilizing our brilliant natural Florida light, at a place special to you and your family–downtown, your favorite park, home, anywhere that both excites and comforts. It’s all about getting lost in a good time and the more invisible I become, the better.
Real Love/Real LIfe
Hey, I’m a mom, wife, and a dog owner. Believe me, I know. There’s no such thing as a normal family. Kids can be unpredictable. Pets, incorrigible. Parents, a bit stressed out at times.
Don’t worry, blending in with every family’s unique brand of crazy is what I love the most and I happily accept all the variables and X-factors that come with that.
To every family that allows me to the honor of photographing them, I extend the same patience, love, and understanding that I would to my own. Actually, more
For all the reasons mentioned above, I am more than happy to . . .
* work around your schedule (keeping in mind that, to take advantage of the natural light, my sessions occur primarily in the morning or afternoon).
* come to your home, or other convenient location, for both the shoot and the ordering session.
* hand-deliver or mail your finished products to wherever you like.
* do anything else I can to make the process as easy as possible. Just let me know!