I can never seem to find the precise words to describe my approach to photography. The best description I've come up with so far is to say that I consider myself a visual cartographer, a mapper of stories, a collector of moments, a storyteller.
My sessions are photojournalistic in approach. I help people talk more, pose less. Dance more, tilt their chins at precise angles less. If this season of life is a fruitful and vibrant one, I want those colors to come through. If the season brings heaviness and longing, I don't care to tuck it away unseen. Our stories-all the beauty and fruitfulness and laughter and mess and sadness and longing-are wholly beautiful and matter greatly to this world.
I don't take lightly my privilege to tell your story through my lens. It’s an honor to observe, make space for, and help facilitate meaningful moments of interaction between you and your loved ones. It is my hope that these sessions will provide pinpoints on a map of the story of your lives that help you navigate and remember where you have come from and dream about where you are going.
And, good grief, it can be riotous fun, sometimes.