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PORTRAIT

Poetic

Timeless

Powerful

Conceptual

Artful

Exploratory

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Howdy,

Ah, my first love. Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to take portraits of anyone and everyone. I never cared much for wildlife, landscapes or architecture. I wanted people in my photographs. People are what fascinate me. They are holders of connection, expressions and emotions, mannerisms and quirks.

Most people will argue that having your portrait taken is only for models, movie stars and people that are simply vain. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

I love portraits because it gives me the opportunity not only to portray the beauty of my subjects as they appear outwardly, but also to dive a little deeper into their internal world. To me, portraiture is not just about making someone look pretty; it’s about asking questions, learning about what they like, what inspires them, how they see themselves and express their individuality, what they love about themselves and what accomplishments they are proud of. A kind of character study, if you will.

 

That being said, you do not need to have undergone some monumental life change or have lost a bunch of weight or accomplished a career goal to justify having beautiful photos taken of yourself. Sure, these are all great ways to commemorate milestones and celebrate personal wins, but they are not a prerequisite for getting in front of the camera. You may just want a really bomb new profile pic to show your ex what they’re missing out on - and I’m here for it!

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