growing up i spent hours flipping through my grandmothers photo albums. studying each scene, dreaming of what it must have been like when she was a child. i flipped through those albums so much that before she passed she insisted i be the keeper of those stories.
we get one shot at childhood. as parents, we have one opportunity to capture and preserve their story. it goes so quickly.
let me tell their story. my candid childhood and family sessions are just that... real. the details of their face, the emotion in their smiles and even their tears. the places they go and the things they do... this is their story.
"it's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like. it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." - paul caponigro
i am pretty serious about portraits. they are both a window into a person's soul as well as a mirror for us to gaze. they are simple and poignant. when successful... they are timeless.
from children's portraits (for school or annual) to senior portraits, my aim is to see you (your spirit and personality) and bring that forward. my work with individuals, both women and men, consists of head shots as well as women's intimate portraiture.
i absolutely love working with families. i know it can be quite a stressful event - family photos. from determining what to wear to throwing looks at your children who are running helter skelter... it is all so daunting and draining.
i don't want it to be. if i am doing my job i want it to be more relaxing and less stressful. i want more laughter and connectedness and less frustration. i want you to walk away and say "wow.. that was fun!"
my family sessions are interactive and candid. i focus on details and connections and curate and edit the best images for you.
there is something quite magical and primal about new life. the fact that we have the ability to create a life, carry that life within our bodies, give birth to and nourish a human is incredible. i get goose bumps just thinking about it.
my new life offering consists of documenting pregnancy, birth, fresh 48 (in hospital) and newborn (within 1-2 weeks of life).
my wedding offering is customized to your needs. we can bundle your engagement photos (and a flash website if needed) with the wedding photography. deliverables can be anything from the digital images only to an album plus images.
contact me to design a solution for a customized quote.
"ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - henry miller
every time i travel i am amazed at how differently i start to see my own surroundings. i truly believe it unlocks something inside our brains. while those who know me well would say i'm a home body, traveling is something i am always up for.
i hope to add more richness to this part of my photography and art. i want to see the world through my lens, capturing beauty and telling stories of far away places.
stay tuned for more adventures.
we live in a "selfie" society.
self portraiture, however, is not about vanity or exhibition. It is about personal and creative growth. it is about self acceptance and self care. it is about expression. it is about introspection.
self portraiture provides me with a platform; expanding my art and creativity. more importantly... it is a mirror reflecting who i am.
this personal work has grown into a collaboration project with a fellow photographer. you can view our initial work and project here: www.seeme-seeus.com