The power of print is such a powerful art form. We live in a digital world, where we are constantly being bombarded with photos and ads, people forget the beauty of a photograph that captures a priceless memory. When a photo is viewed online, you don’t take the time to look at all the details that make it unique, yet when you look at the same photograph in print, whether it’s a desk print, an album, or wall art, time seems to slow down, you take in the littlest of details and notice the beauty of it all. That is what makes portrait photography so great.
I get to wake up everyday and do the thing I love the most. I get to spend one of the happiest days of my clients lives capturing those moments. The smiles, the laughs, the crying, all of these make up your family history, the prints that you’ll keep on your nightstand, in the album that you’ll share with your children, who will share with their children. I get to capture some of the most important moments that can’t be repeated.
I worked in the corporate world, and at first it was great, I was young and eager, thinking I was going to take on the world. But shortly after I started, I started to feel like I needed to do more, we didn’t do anything that helped people, it was all about sales and numbers. So I quit, I left without an end goal in mind, I just knew I wanted to do something fulfilling. If my photography can create a timeless memory for a client and their loved ones, then I know I have succeeded. I invest the time in my clients to get to know them personally, who they are as individuals and treat each client not only as if they were my only client, but as if they were my personal friend.
I don’t want to measure success by the number of likes a photo gets. I’m successful, because I am capturing memories today, that will end up on somebody’s night stand. It’s not only about what is captured today, but what remains for years.