To me, glamour is creating images that transcend the everyday. Beautiful, graceful, mysterious.
“Transfiguration: a mental gymnastic exercise in camera control of imagery … the process of idealization, glorification, and dramatization.”
— Julius Shulman, Architecture & Its Photography
On your most important day, this process should be carefree and relaxed.
Therefore I strive:
“to practice in all things a certain Sprezzatura [nonchalance], so as to conceal all art and make whatever is done or said appear to be without effort.”
–Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier, 1528
I will document your day in a style that both captures and elevates the reality of the experience. Taking from the worlds of photojournalism and fashion photography, I will be both a fly on the wall and also work with you to create stunning and glamorous portraits that will last a lifetime. While I include classic family portraits, I will also seek out candids that freeze unique moments in your loved one’s interactions.
My practice as a photographer is to cover every detail from grandma playing with the kids to food preparation; every color of the sunset that night to a bird flying overhead during cocktail hour. I shoot close in on fabulous decorations and stunning panoramas of scenic locales. I then painstakingly edit each image, adjusting each aspect to created a highly stylized and beautiful memento. And through it all I strive to infuse my images with an effortless glamour that transcends the petty circumstances of schedule and weather mishaps to create timeless memories.