I’ve shot on mountaintops, in church basements, on boats, in barns, outside libraries, inside museums, on Air Force bases, everywhere … and that this isn’t so much a testament to my experience, but that I do what I do to capture what it is that makes my clients, my subjects feel at home, make them feel like themselves, and that speaks to the lives they live and the happiness they’ve created and share with one another. That is, not everyone can do what I do, if only because my style was engendered by my worldview, and I love photographing love and finding new ways to do that through the ways my clients talk about themselves and how they go about their lives.
It’s about location and lighting, sure, but it is mostly about spending time with people and exposing them, so to speak, at moments when they are unthoughtfully and unselfconsciously themselves. We are fortunate to live in a state like Colorado where backdrops are plentiful and incredible, but I’ve found that the location is almost always secondary.
What’s important is capturing you in the best ways that you see yourselves.
I love that.