I Want to Cause You to Emote

Hi!  How are you!  After a bit of a break,  I had a great weekend of sessions here in Las Vegas.

I was a bit worried for the weather as earlier in the week brought a couple of days of torrential downpour and Friday evening my family froze their butts off at the UNLV soccer game.  The little bit of worry was all for naught because when I woke up at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and the tiny tiny slice of sunshine was peeking over the mountains, I could see it was going to be a beautiful day.  And it was!   I had a great time shooting an early morning session with a wonderful family – it took a moment for the littlest one to warm up – but once we got going, mom, dad, and the kids let loose, we had fun, and I was able to capture some great images.

I am really excited to work with a bunch of new families as well as many returning families this fall/holiday season.   I am also excited to be shooting in new places and to get creative with how I shoot places I have visited before.

However, the thing that gets me going the most is the chance to see the reactions of the family and friends to their session images.  Pictures should not only be beautiful or spark your interest, they should make you FEEL something.  With every session I do, it is my goal to create images that not only celebrate the beauty of the family but their personalities as well.  Someone once told me that the thing they love most about the images I create is that even though she did not know the people in my photographs, she felt like she knew them – the kind of people they were, how the parents love their kids, the bond between siblings, how much of a spitfire a little toddler seemed to  be . . .

And that is why I LOVE my job.  I get to document life moments.  And so with every session, I keep my eyes wide open for them.  And you want to know something?  Little chance moments caught are often my favorite images.  Not the posed ones.  Truth be told I don’t like to pose my subjects. When I first started taking pictures, I used to think it was all about the posing, and getting the whole family looking at the camera.  It really isn’t.   I think it is more so about how you gather people in and how you get them to fall together naturally.  I think this change in my perspective has made all the difference in the images I create.

In the coming weeks, I hope to get in a good blogging rhythm – sharing not only some session images, but also my thoughts and feelings about photography, some awesome things you can do with your session images, other cool products besides prints and canvas, and whatever comes to mind.

If you are reading this and thinking, “I want to book a session!”  I still have some sessions available this fall/holiday season.  However, they are going very very quickly!  So don’t hesitate, click on the contact button up at the top and send me an email and let’s get in touch and set something up!

One more thing.  The missing sections up top will become FOUND by the middle of the week.  Would you believe that I have a hard time picking images for the galleries?  I love them all. And writing something about myself is not as easy as I thought.  I also am trying to write some good answers to all those great questions clients ask.  Again, I thank all my awesome clients and potential new clients for bearing with me during the transition from my old website!

As Monday is now here, I will leave you with one of my session favorites from this weekend.  Have a great week!



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