How we create together
People love the lifestyle shoots we create. They’ve been referred to as magic, though it’s not through magic that we get there. It’s through true collaboration, trust and creativity.
Before we talk location, date or technicalities, I want to meet you. We’ll get together so I can find out what's important to you. I want to know what makes you different, your love unique, your family special. I need to know what matters to you and what makes you tick.
To capture your story — truly document the essence of your being and immortalize your emotions — there are a few things you should know.
Don’t hide your vulnerabilities
It’s our instinct to hide the brushstrokes, put on a mask and tuck ourselves behind a facade. But not only is perfection an unrealistic representation of our day-to-day, it’s not compelling. We don’t love people despite their vulnerabilities, we love them because of them. These are the things that make us special, the things that make your family unique. Everyone has obstacles and challenges — it’s how we overcome them that’s unique. Don’t worry when your kids act like kids, your partner disagrees with you, or your mom starts crying. This is the beauty of it all.
Come with ideas, not shot lists
What is your story? Whether it’s motherhood or friendship, marriage or family memories, I’d love your input on the parts of your life you want to document. If you’re not sure, that’s okay too! During our initial meeting we’ll go through some questions, examples and ideas to make sure we create something reflective of you, how you are and how you feel.
And not just me. Trust your loved ones that are part of the story and trust the process. The more willing you are to share, the more true to life the work will become. When you tell your story with truth and transparency, this work won’t just be something you prop up on a shelf or share on your social media — this will be something that means the world to you. It will become a reflection of who you are, and looking back, a snapshot of who you really were in that fleeting moment.
Be honest and open
Tell me what you’re excited about and what you fear, what you desire and what you’re challenged by. Your authenticity will shine through on the camera, creating a living memory that isn’t static. If you truly give me your soul, this piece will mean different things to you at different times. The past isn’t static, it changes with the lens of time and reflection. It changes with your future and your current course. Let this piece grow with you.