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What first attracted you to photography?
I love romanticizing with the old phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ and the idea of being able to capture a moment in time, to remember. The thought of being able to visually tell a story, convey emotions, and open a door for diverse interpretation through still images seems meaningful and fulfilling to me.
What is a moment you are most proud of in regards to photography?
I’ve kind of always dabbled a little bit here and there in photography but I remember when trying to shoot in low-light was seriously THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE! I hated it. I couldn’t get it right. And it sucked. I never had the proper amount of light. I spent so many nights looking at videos, trying a different lens, trying a different camera and just could not wrap my brain around it what so ever. It was ridiculously discouraging.
I remember going out in 2019, after a long hiatus of not picking up my camera and spent a night shooting downtown and I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden everything just clicked. EVERYTHING. I was so excited about it I spent the next month finding every reason to go outside at night just to shoot and I never left my house without my camera. I think if it wasn’t for that, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.
Favorite style or subject to shoot?
I love portraits. I’m drawn to dark, sensual, and emotional photos. I think my photos reflect different sides of my own emotions.
Favorite piece of equipment?
I love my sigma art series lens. Uuuuugh I love it.
What is your dream photography gig?
All of my gigs are my dream. Just doing photography and getting to work with people in any way is my dream.
Any advice for others who are interested in photography?
I think two things I would recommend is, set up your shot to be as close as possible to how you want it before you take the photo. This cuts my post time down ridiculously. Another piece of advice is before you take your photo, look at every inch of what is in your frame. Look for anything that sticks out, shouldn’t be there, doesn’t need to be there, or anything that is going to take your eye off of your subject – especially if you’re doing portraits. Attention to detail goes a long way.
The best piece of advice you received starting out?
Be patient, keep pushing yourself, and network.
What services do you offer?
I shoot portraits, bands, and couples usually – but I’m down to shoot just about anything.
How can someone contact you? (All links are welcome!)
Facebook Messenger seems to be the best and most popular way