There are some things I just don't do
The thing about being in this business is making sure that I’m being clear about the kind of work I create. People hear the word ‘photographer’ and think ‘a person who takes pics of things…anything’. That’s not the case here friends. As a lifestyle professional, my work is centered around the lives of women, girls and couples. Not cats, cars or buildings. The only way for me to be really good at what I do is not to try and master every genre of work out there. And to be completely honest, I don’t want to be a Jill of all trades. I’d rather focus on making images that me and my clients will cherish.
To be frank, here’s my list of things I DON’T photograph:
- No Studio Portraits = My sessions happen out in the world.
- No Birth/Labor = I'm happy to refer someone to you for these!
- No Cake Smash = Just never felt led to do these.
- No Birthday Parties = No thank you.
- No Baby Showers = Congrats but no.
- No Family Reunions = My sessions work best with small groups.
- No Real Estate & Office buildings = Boooooorrrrriiiiiinnnggg.
- No Corporate Headshots = Nothing about these types of photos say 'lifestyle'.
- No Conferences = Are you trying to torture me?
- No Concerts = Though I would love to capture your time at a music festival.
- No Products = My photos are meant to tell a story, not to sell watches.
- No Animal Portraits = No solo pet pics, but you can include your pet in your session.
- No Food Styling = Foods aren't people, LOL.
- No Large Weddings = I'm happy to capture an intimate wedding or elopement!
When someone comes up to me asking for services in these areas, I am quick to tell them that ‘I’m not THAT kind of photographer’.
Let me tell you a little story.
One evening, while I was feeling especially nostalgic, I pulled out a bunch of old family photos. As I flipped through the prints, I noticed something was missing. I started scanning every image, searching but never finding what I was convinced had to exist. Out of the scores of pics I flipped through, I couldn't find one childhood photo of just me with my mom. Not one! Sure, there were plenty of group family photos with me and mom there but there wasn't one single image of me as a little girl with mom that didn't include other people. The realization that I'd never be able to make this a reality hit me like an 18 wheeler. All hopes of seeing me and mom together when I was 3, 7, 12, those were gone.
Thinking about my own story, I wanted to create a brand that focused on capturing women, the bond between mothers and their daughters as well as people in love. That’s the kind of photography I create for a living. That’s what you can expect when partnering with me for a lifestyle photography experience. If you want to have your story told in an authentic and stylish way, contact me today to schedule a lifestyle experience.