LET ME TELL YOU WHY
One’s perspective on the world around them is molded by their reflection on each experience they encounter.
Over time, our experiences are shaped by our perspectives. In my work, I have learned to let go of this impulse and instead to capture each event as it occurs. By not manipulating the frame or giving direction to my clients and subjects, I allow my images to organically develop into a body of work that is eclectic yet unified by their authenticity. This approach has led me on a path to family photojournalism, a discipline that enables me to embrace an ethos of photographing what I observe without interference. Without judgment or influence, I aim to curate an environment where my clients overlook about the camera and allow their true selves to be photographed. I believe this to be the definitive point of where life meets art.
My style of photography has been called many names: reportage, candid, lifestyle, and family photojournalism. I feel like it is difficult to label something that is unique in the essence and spirit of each family I photography. My work encompasses the magic of every day.
In my Unscripted Life Sessions I adhere to a code of ethics similar to those followed by most photojournalists so that I can document my clients and subjects as honestly and organically as possible. It is not about what my subjects are doing, but rather how they interact with people and space around them.
How do I create such an environment before meeting my clients?
It is all about getting to know my clients up front so I can document their lives as closely as I can to their perspective. This is why a pre-session call and my customized questionnaire are required. These tools provide me with the necessary information needed to make ICONIC photographs for my families.
This workflow took me years to prefect and is so vitally important to the way I work, because I know that these images will grow higher in value for families as time passes. A responsibility I do not take lightly.
CODE OF ETHICS
Do not manipulate or stage photo opportunities.
Do not direct subjects in any way.
Be accurate in the representation of subjects. Attempt to show how individual personalities create the full story and resist photographing the overall dynamic.
Recognize and work to avoid presenting one's own biases in the work, yet allow your experiences and perspective to help you create your own artistic perspective to make timeless imagery.
Minimize post-production retouching. Maintain the integrity of the content and context. Do not manipulate images, add, or alter in a way that can misrepresent your subjects.