I've been waffling with how busy I'd like to be with photography over the past few years. My children are growing up far too quickly and my family is changing in amazing ways. When it comes down to it though, sometimes I never feel more alive then when I am outside on location, working with people to get in the zone to get the right shot for them. It feels like I was built for this career at times. I get to hop around, be funny, interact with children, and see some of the most beautiful places and people. The balance of clients trusting in my abilities and my trust that my clients will show me enough of them for me to truly capture authentic smiles and personality is something I am never unaware of. Some of my best sessions have happened when the baby is napping at the start of the session, the mom has a serious health concern, one kid is hungry, and Dad just wants to hear a good joke. I crave authenticity and this career has been wonderful for finding it. Authenticity is when camera magic really happens. Even better than working during the session, is sitting at my computer and realizing that I have a huge grin and sometime tears from laughter on my face while editing and reliving our sessions. As much as I hate the sitting and the focus it takes, I find I love it and can't wait to share our session.
One the past few years since moving back to Michigan, I've been slowly honing my craft towards life style documentary style sessions and I finally feel like I have hit my groove. Sessions lately take on a part posed, but mainly suggested beginning but work into authentic interaction to capture real memories. In our on location sessions we work to do activities your family actually does together and the record them in an artistic and beautiful way. In my most recent session, the SO family wanted a nice relaxed session to celebrate the dude's 1st birthday and this session did not disappoint. It's a wonderful snapshot of life at age 1. At the end I pulled out a few props (sheer curtains and a fuzzy rug) near a big window and watched little man be amazed and wondered at this new place in his home.
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The latest images hot off of the PLP editing screen.