I’m most intrigued by real people in real situations. I don’t want to make you look like someone else, I want to photograph you doing what makes you, you. My favorite moments to capture happen in spaces that are unique to each session, i.e. cooking in your home, gardening in the backyard, walking the dogs around the neighborhood, anywhere you like being and hanging out.
I want to express your love and show all the little details that tell your story. Whether you’re a family; getting married; a chef; yoga instructor; graphic designer; etc. You have a passion for something and I want to convey that in my photos. Sometimes it’s hard to see the love that’s right in front of you, and I want to inspire you to see it for yourself. I want you to leave me feeling loved, proud of yourself, your work, family, and your community.
While I primarily shoot in digital, I have a deep passion for film photography and alternative printing methods, including wet plate collodion, instant film, cyanotype and more. There’s something magical about creating physical prints that are tangible and long-lasting.
A few fun facts:
I just got married in September 2017 (wedding day photo above) – and I brought my cats with me. My childhood was split between the Shenandoah Valleys of Virginia and the hills of Kentucky. Lexington, KY is my home place and I am proud to live here, helping our city grow. I love to travel and explore, but traveling also reminds me of how awesome Lexington is and inspires me to find adventures here too. A piece of my heart will always belong to Honduras, as I have traveled there often with the non-profit “Students Helping Honduras,” to build schools and homes for the kiddos. And, I also studied the photographic Tin Type process with John Coffer on his farm in Dundee, NY.
Friends who I’ve worked with:
Breakout Games, BORN, Mediocre Creative, Bullhorn, Granola Culture, Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen, Berea College, Shanghai University, University of Kentucky (UK) College of Arts & Sciences, UK Healthcare, UK Confucius Institute, UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging, UK College of Fine Arts, UK CFA Theatre, UK School of Music, UK Art Museum, UK Jazz Ensemble, Mu Dan Hong Dance, and Ancient Warfare among others.
I’d love to chat with you, message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 – 2019 Pricing:
Weddings start at $2500 for 10 hrs and the pricing goes up if you want to add on more time, polaroids, a second shooter, photo albums, & prints.
Digital Portrait sessions start at $350.
Polaroid Love-Life sessions start at $150.
Commercial Photography (photos used for businesses, artists, blogs, events, etc.) starts at $250/hr and I offer discounts for larger projects.