As a photographer, portraits are my favorite moments to capture.

There’s something about collecting moments of individuals laughing and smiling that brings me so much peace. I have a connection with this type of photography and feel that my work is best completed with a model in front of me.

When capturing amazing portraits, it’s important for you to allow your model/models to feel comfortable. You want to establish a friendship or bond that separates you as a photographer as their friend. They will feel more comfortable and at ease in your presence and loosen up. I ask a lot of questions, smile and try to laugh as well. I try to show my models their photos throughout the shoot so they can see what they want to fix. I allow my models a say in they photos.

Below I have some photos of some of my friends/

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