a good photograph is. . .

“. . .one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.”

– Irving Penn
A Unity Vigil was held at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in June to memorialize the lives lost to police violence and call for meaningful change to end systemic racism. After an eight minutes and forty-six seconds of silence, “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke echoed through the stadium. This gentleman raised his fist as he sang along.

Photography, for me, is a way to reveal the truth of our lives and relationships. What do we love? What do we fear? What brings us joy? What have we overcome? What do we aspire to? What do we value? What moves us to act?

Every time I pick up my camera, I’m searching for these answers. I’m looking to find the real you and the markers – the people and places and experiences – that you’ll look back on and remember a life well-lived.

So that’s what this is all about for me. In future posts, we’ll talk photo gear and lighting, packages and options, everything you’d want to know to trust that I will deliver the beautiful, emotion-filled images you will treasure for years to come. But today, we’ll start with the “why.”

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