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I don’t photograph models.

Feb 27, 2020

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I don’t photograph models. 

You’ve probably never wondered whether or not I photograph models, but it’s an interesting thing to think about right?

Sure, some of my clients have a modeling past or are just naturally good in front of a camera, but for the most part—the people I photograph are just like me and you: not used to being in front of a camera.

It’s definitely uncomfortable being in front of a camera when you aren’t used to it. (Anything you’re unfamiliar with can be uncomfortable.) I know when I stand in front of a camera, every insecurity I have starts racing through my mind. “How do I look right now? Am I standing in a way that makes me look skinny? Does my arm look giant? Is my hair sticking up? Does this smile look real? Are my eyes open enough?” It’s almost like all those insecurities start screaming at me and it’s hard to act natural or seem comfortable.

But here’s the thing: I don’t photograph models. I photograph people who aren’t used to being in front of the camera, and who I know are feeling all kinds of uncomfortable. That’s what I’m used to! That’s what I’m good at. 

I know, first and foremost, my biggest job at every single photo session is to help you feel comfortable. My second most important job is to photograph you in flattering ways, but first: I have to help you feel comfortable with who you are and how you look. 

I shouldn’t have to remind you that no matter your stage in life or your appearance: you are worthy of life and love, and you deserve to be photographed. But I will remind you. I’ll help you feel confident. And comfortable. 

I always hope to show you how special you are, and how special life is. 

I’m so passionate about people. That’s why I love photographing them: real people in real ways. That’s my expertise. <3

My passion is in documenting the lives of our families well (mine and yours), and teaching you how to do it too. Follow along as I share photography tips, inspiration, and beautiful portraits.

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