I’ve been photographing people since 2004. I’ve had many stories in front of my camera. Engagements, weddings, births, pets, birthdays, families…you name it, I’ve probably tried it out. It’s a wonderful career to have. It truly is. But as with anything, you can get burnt out if you aren’t careful. I feel like this is especially true in the creative field. When I started this venture photographing for a living I thought it was going to be all fun, love and smiles. That’s the case a lot of the time, but sometimes the business end of things can hinder the creative process. I saw this starting to happen. I was worrying more about getting “the safe shot” for my clients rather than taking my time to really create and capture real emotion. I found myself yearning to shoot something different and that excited me. This industry is full of so many talented artists. We each have something special to offer, something different and unique to us. This sometimes gets hidden in the task of pleasing our clients and trying to fit in with the masses. I am tired of blending in, I’m tried of doing things because it’s the “right” way. Some of my most favorite photos during wedding days are the unposed ones that I get by chance. I wanted to mimic this with this session. I wanted to be a fly on the wall. I wanted to see how my subjects enjoyed each others company. I wanted to preserve that feeling. I am so grateful for Kim and Bryan for letting me witness their bond. I hope this session inspires you and makes you feel. And if you think you’d make a good candidate for something like this I’d love to chat with you!
“and they slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered…” – f. scott fritzgerald