𝗜𝗳 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗶𝘇𝘇𝗮 + 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 room 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹. And as much as I like pizza and dancing, it’s not about that. It’s about creating space for an intimate and true experience. It’s about going a little deeper and telling your story instead of taking posed pictures. So you can look back and see your story told and really feel those moments. That’s what it’s about for me. But pizza (especially Hawaiian pizza ) is one hell of an added bonus!
I’ve been a photographer for five years now. When I started photography, I started on the surface level. I learned all of the things – how to set my settings, composition, lighting, how to direct, how to just not take a bad photo. When I bought my first camera, it was out of the desire to tell stories – The stories of the many people and places I visited and the travels that changed my life. But my love of storytelling was quickly overshadowed by all the technical things I had to learn. Recently I’ve found myself called back to story, and longing to go deeper. I don’t just want to make pretty pictures that are technically correct and visually appealing. I want to see your soul, to know you deeply, what lights you up, what’s brings you peace, what connects you.
This shoot with N & Z filled me up – we stripped it all away. The pretty dresses, and lavish details and the gorgeous mountain backdrop – don’t get me wrong – I love those things too – but what is real underneath it all? You. Your story.