Tell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, your time in the business and a few personal facts about you.
My goal at the beginning of every session is to capture someone as they are and to leave them feeling empowered in that. I think this approach helps to keep me from being caught up in trendy, social-media-driven images and instead give my clients images that reflect them. After about six years of full-time business, I’ve discovered that this is what drives me most to create. Outside of photography, I also love to dabble in truly any and all mediums I can get my hands on. My studio is full of fabric remnants and tubes of paint and jars of resin from all of the projects I’ll start (and sometimes finish).
What about this session was most memorable?
Definitely Pamela’s fun style! I loved the pieces she chose for her wardrobe; they paired so well with each location in spite of the completely spontaneous nature of the shoot.
Were there any hurdles?
Aside from a cold and gloomy day and a race against Chicago traffic, this session was a breeze!
Your best photographer/session advice?
Try something new or different at every session. Even if it’s only 30 seconds’ worth of shooting, it’s always worth it to push yourself out of your comfort zone for a moment or two and see what you can make.
What gear was used to achieve these?
Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4
ABOUT THE ARTIST :
I’m a Wisconsin native with a deep love for The Office and all things Christmas, and an unwavering belief in the Loch Ness monster.
On any given day, you can find me: thrifting items covered in old-lady-florals, cooking unreasonable amounts of curry,
or listening to true crime podcasts with my perfect pup. I’m passionate about loving, supporting, and empowering others with everything I’ve got.
I dabble in other artistic mediums, but photography is my truest and longest love.
I’ve had a camera strapped to me since I was ten years old, but as I grew up (and stopped taking blurry shots of ceiling fans and frogs I’d caught) it became my passion. I love the way that photography can turn tiny in-between moments into something lasting and permanent and tangible. I love watching couples interact with each other in the most honest way, with wind-blown hair and smiley kisses. I love chasing after the best light and the most important memories. I love the way an image can make someone feel; beautiful, loved, empowered, strong. Maybe I’m romanticizing it, but photography has a pretty special place in my heart, and I adore sharing that with my clients.
I believe there’s beauty in every story.
I believe in intersectionality + inclusion. I believe in body positivity. I will never turn away any clients because of orientation, identity, race, or religion.
I will always work toward creating an affirming, welcoming environment where my clients feel safe + comfortable!
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