Category archives: Family

#551Sharing the Bits & Pieces

Sharing the Bits & Pieces
I photographed the lovely Dolores yesterday, a woman in her 80's.  Her first boyfriend, Buddie, went off to the Korean war.  Like all stories, there are two versions of what happened upon his return...the short of it would be that circumstances changed and he married another woman, although he will tell you jovially that it was Dolores who met someone else and moved o[...]

#550Pretty as a picture: Embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, whatever that looks like.

Pretty as a picture: Embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, whatever that looks like.
Life isn’t always as it it appears. As a professional photographer, I am well aware of the 'image' so many of my clients want to portray when they hire me to capture portraits their family.  It’s human nature to want to show our best selves to the world. Social media has increased the need for us to control how we portray ourselves and as a result, so many of us only [...]

#549Times they are a Changin’…New Studio, New Vision, New Outlook On Life

Times they are a Changin'...
Hello out there!  Are you there? The past few months have been a time for great change for me, personally and professionally, and the fact of the matter is, I haven't really been sure how to share all this transformation with you, so as a result, so I've been flying somewhat under the radar. But after months of  introspection, I am feeling more clear with the directio[...]

#545Beautiful Beach Portraiture{Naples, Florida}

Beautiful Beach Portraiture
I have spent three consecutive years with this sweet and lovely family.  As an artist, I really try and work on capturing images that truly "speak" to my clients.  Beyond the skillfully posed and lit large family portraits, and well beyond the candid shots that capture a moment in time, recently my focus has shifted and I am more and more looking to capture that perfe[...]

#544 Family Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#544 Family Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
Beautiful beach portraits that were a gift for Grandmother.  What better gift than the gift of artwork of the ones you love?  These sweet siblings had great fun on the beach and we even managed to keep the little man out of the water until the very end...

#543 Mother & Daughter Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#543 Mother & Daughter Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
Recent images from a session at The Ritz-Carlton where we focused on #motherdaughterportraits.  This is the 3rd year I've had the oppertunity to photograph this beautiful little girl.   Sometimes at this age, my favorite images are the first of the session, when kids may be a little more pensive and timid.  That initial shyness often provides amazing oppertunity to ca[...]

#541 Children’s Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#541 Children's Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
Beautiful portraits of this sweet family who braved the cold last week while visiting Naples.  I ended up shooting a bit more candid style of work than typical, but am very happy with  what was captured.  I especially like seeing these images in B&W.  It gives the images a real timeless feel.  

#539 Creating lasting imagery; Mother & Child Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#539 Creating lasting imagery; Mother & Child Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
There are thousands are impactful photographs that we all come across on social media every month, every week, even every hour.  But for me, there are a few images that I always come back to.  What's interesting for me, is that all the photos that really resonate in my mind are Mother & Child portraits.  These images are burned into my brain as some of the best "r[...]

#537 Using Natural Backlight {Naples, Florida}

#537 Using Natural Backlight {Naples, Florida}
When working outside in bright light, I find it helpful to try and keep the sun to my client's back, creating a soft even shadow on the front of their faces.  By positioning my clients with their back's to the sun, I am able to keep their faces evenly light and am preventing harsh shadows on any one person's face.  This is especially helpful for me here in Florida, wh[...]

#536 Benefits of changing up your location during your photo session {Naples, Florida}

#536 Benefits of changing up your location during your photo session {Naples, Florida}
Today I want to discuss the benefits of shooting in various locations during your photo sessions.  Let me start by saying that moving locations is not always super easy, so I tend to not offer this option unless I'm working with a small groups.  Changing up the location is absolutely perfect for a High School Senior or maybe a small group of 2-3 siblings.  Changing th[...]