portrait session

Photography is a collaborative endeavor, and the magic and joy of this process requires good doses of patience, timing, and humor. It is a tool for play and creativity that in the case of portrait making, relies on the dynamic of whomever is in front of, behind, and near the camera.

My photographic style is documentary in nature, and I’m inclined to record the “in between” moments – the impressionistic essence of a gesture, a glimpse, or an interaction – which often reveal nuances of personality and character. This approach and aesthetic are geared toward those who wish to move beyond a traditional studio portrait and toward candid and casual encounters that unfold before the camera.

The choice of location for a photo session can vary from client to client, and I recommend that it be a place where the subject is most comfortable. For infants or young children, the familiarity and convenience (especially for parents) of home can lead to a more relaxed and natural situation for all involved. Due to the photographer’s allergies, feline-free zones are preferred, though exceptions will be made for brief sessions.

I primarily work with 35mm black-and-white film and use existing light without the use of flash. Minimal equipment provides ease of mobility and fewer distractions.

Within two weeks of the session, you will receive a minimum of 20 4×6” print quality digital files. Custom prints in other sizes can be ordered at any time. I retain all negatives and copyright to the images.

Please contact me for more details and a current fee schedule or to make an appointment.