My philosophy on photography

Arnold Newman, one of the 20th century’s great photographers said

“We don’t take pictures with cameras we take them with our hearts and minds.”

 

As I prepare to photograph,

I contemplate your child’s personality with their many expressions and emotions.

Light, composition, and the other details are carefully considered before I ever pick up the camera.

 

I create a safe, peaceful environment where they are relaxed.

There, in those quiet moments their soul is revealed and the most honest and amazing expressions are found.

Life is not always about big smiles. Soft smiles, thoughtful looks and those pensive expressions can speak volumes.

I watch as your child moves within the light playing and I notice those little things that make them so special.

 

Robert Frank once said, “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”

I choose to photograph on film. While there is nothing really wrong with digital,    film causes me to be more circumspect as I photograph.

For me film has subtle tones and is more nuanced, especially with black & white.          This makes for more honest and authentic portraits.

Artistry and craftsmanship are paramount to me. From the people who make each print for me to the craftsmen who make my frames, I value their skill and uncompromising attention to detail.

I seek out and use only the very best.

I want you to have the very best.