A portrait, by definition, should portray. It should go beyond showing just a view of a face to reveal the soul of a person. Anyone with a camera can take a picture, but it takes a special degree of sensitivity and craftsmanship to create an image that stirs the emotion of the viewer.
This is the goal that I have for everyone who sits before my camera...to bring out the inner beauty and personality each of us shares. It might mean showing the closeness of a family, the bonding between a mother and child, the love shared by a couple celebrating an engagement or anniversary. If the final portrait is to be a gift, it becomes my duty to ensure the feelings the subject has for the recipient are brought out in the images.
The key to the success of your portrait lies in spending time prior to the photography session talking about your needs, your desires, and your objectives. The more prepared you are for your session, the easier it will be for you to be relaxed, look better and create a portrait you will be proud to own or give as a gift.
The difference between creating a great portrait and a mediocre one goes far beyond using the "right" camera, or knowing all the "tricks" to make people smile. Rather, it requires a supreme command of the craft and tools plus a strong commitment to excellence in every detail. I aspire to produce the finest photography I am capable of, without compromise, because quality never goes out of style, and is appreciated by those who know the difference.
You have asked me to create your images because you have seen and recognized that difference. I want to earn the trust you have placed in me by working with you at every step along your portrait experience. This personal approach is what will make your photographs unique. Thank you for your confidence, and I look forward to working with you!