I always have been fascinated by photographs. It didn't start with wanting to take them but just loving the photos themselves. I love having them, Then it became loving taking them, A photograph is time travel. Not only can you see another moment in time but you can feel it as well. That's what I do. I capture these moments so I can have them forever.
Looking at my wedding photos I can travel back and feel Sean's hand holding mine when we said our vows.
Looking at my mother's childhood pictures I can see my grandfather laughing and looking just like my brother did when he was that age.
Looking at Ares, my son's, face on the night he was born I can feel the rush of love and gratitude I felt the first time I really got to look at him because he had made it to me safely.
Looking at photos of myself, my first birthday, standing in the bus for school, graduation, I can see where I have been, and wonder at how far I have come.
It's like magic.
I love to see and capture the amazing connections between people during events. I love being able to tell every bit of it the whole story. The nervous getting ready, the deep breaths, the kiss, the hugs, the laughs, the cheers, the dancing. I love that I get to do all of that and still create beautiful, artistic portraits in the most wonderful places in the world.
I don't pretend the camera isn't there, but I don't make it a big deal. Sessions are a collaboration and they can be as relaxed as a walk downtown or as planned as renting out a theater and stage.
What is in front of my camera is the inspiration behind what I do, I am full of gratitude for everyone who has allowed me to come into their lives just a little and capture just a hint of how amazingly beautiful it is.