At the top of this page, under the logo, you'll see three words. Go ahead, take a look.
"Capture what matters." That's what I try to do in all of my shoots. What is important in a shot is different for each type of photography. In headshots, you want to capture the versatility of an individual, and really show a casting director what he has to work with. For photos of a couple who has become recently engaged, one should be able to see that their dedication to each other has moved out into their entire future together. With a family, I strive to capture that special bond that a loving family has. Capturing the essential parts of a shoot even applies in product photography and real estate.
In the past year, I photographed more than in any previous year of my career. I also worked with so many people outside of my traditional sphere of clients. This has been a challenge at times, and as a result, so, so rewarding. I don't think that I would love photography if I wasn't able to find the challenge in it. And so, this year I definitely looked for (and found) many challenges in my work.
And, of course, I'm more in love with photography than ever.
In the spirit of taking a look back at the year we're finishing, I decided to pick out some of my favorite shots of the year and show them to you. I was sure to pick ones that hadn't been posted either here or on Facebook. Some of these would be appropriate for finished shots, and some are more "behind-the-scenes." And a few are where the emotion of the moment just couldn't be contained.
These shots are special for different reasons.
A young lady came to me to get her first headshots. After sending these out, she started getting calls for auditions right away. That matters to me.
In some of these shots, we commemorated the fact that two people decided to spend the rest of their lives together. That matters.
And in a couple a little one joined a very loving mom and dad. That matters.
I look forward to a year of shooting even more than I did in this last one, and meeting new people and getting to know them and finding out what matters to them. I'm very nosy about that sort of thing. :)
Wishing you the best in the upcoming year (go out and make some moments that matter for yourself!),