What inspires you about portrait photography?
It is my passion to instill a sense of self-love and self-value in every single woman who walks into my studio. I’ve been photographing women for the last decade, and we all do the same thing: we step in front of the lens and apologize for our physical insecurities. People say “I’m sorry, I need to lose ten pounds,” “I’m sorry, I look old,” “I’m sorry, I look tired.” The list goes on and on. I’ve heard it all, and I’ve felt it all about myself too. As women, we are so hard on ourselves, particularly when it comes to the way we look. Insecurity can be crippling, but our appearance is the least interesting thing about us. At the end of the day, we all want the same thing - to feel seen and to feel loved. I have the power to give that to the women who step in front of my camera.
How are your portrait sessions empowering?
When a woman books a photo shoot with me, she will enjoy an attentive experience with professional hairstyling, makeup application and wardrobe guidance. I will create a portrait gallery that captures each individual’s inner beauty. She will see the beauty in herself—the beauty that everyone else in her life sees—reflected back at her. It is a transformative experience and a powerful way to build self-confidence. And, the world needs more confident women.
What advice would you give someone considering a photoshoot with you?
There is no better time than now. Don’t wait. You deserve to be treated to hair, makeup, and a photoshoot. Most importantly, you deserve to have photos of yourself that you love. I will show you that you are perfect, exactly the way you are.