"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved." - Ansel Adams
As a photographer, it may be (probably is) a bit cliché to quote one of the most well-known artists from the field. However, this observation from a professional observer is meaningful to me and reflective of the work I wish to offer.
I bring to my act of photography my love for all things nostalgic, my fascination with details, and a passion for family history, traditions, and conversations that start with "Do you remember when…"
Capturing genuine smiles (or frowns, pouts, snarls, etc.) is something so special, a gift that I treasure above most others I have been given. I wish to use that gift to help you look at yourself in my photos and love the image you see. I want to help you grab ahold of those times of life that beg to be remembered.
I also want ice cream. Almost always.