more of this please

I photograph a lot of people. and pictures are stressful, I get that.

I see a lot of stress, awkwardness, walls that are up, bitterness that is festering, fake pinterest posing, and sessions where we are more interested in the logistics of the day and the schedule to keep rather than the people they love surrounding them.

I don’t want any part of that. I don’t want to be required to memorize techniques that help your people look like they really love each other - I just want to stick to photographing the people who actually love each other.

I don’t even want to know about the handbag of tricks up photographer’s sleeves that help them magically pull emotion out of two people … I would rather just photograph untouched, raw, intense emotion between two people who genuinely and intimately love each other.

these guys? they had love spilling and filling in the cracks. their love is the centerfold of everything they are and it was incredibly evident when you were around them. I didn’t magically do anything to create images of them, they just loved each other in front of my lens.

I know it's easier said than done ... I know that getting your picture taken is insanely awkward and stressful and nobody likes to do it (at least I don't) ... but I promise you that if you just care more about the people around you and less about what you're wearing, your pictures will be so much sweeter and packed with much more meaning.

more of that please, more of people just loving each other in front of my lens.