Portraits can be formal or informal. Often times they may be contrived with multiple props and extensive lighting. But to my mind, I simply want to remember people as they celebrate what is meaningful in life. As we go through the various stages of life from birth to old age, I truly believe that deep down inside, each of us would like to have a portrait to commemorate who we are at that stage in life. I have attempted to photograph family and friends with that in mind.
As photographers, we never know how precious a portrait may be to a family in years to come. I thank each of these people for giving me the opportunity to photograph them, for their patience, and for allowing me to post their photos on this site.
You each have a story to tell, and I celebrate each of you for who you are...