As I’ve come to grow as an artist and a human being, I’ve learned many things about myself.
I never felt as though I could be vulnerable with anyone. Even those close to me. Throughout the years of picking up a camera, I’ve learned more about myself than ever before. What I’m drawn to. Why I photograph certain moments. Etcetera, etcetera. Ultimately, it’s allowed me to realize that it’s okay to be vulnerable. I feel that the photos I take have some sort of connection to my personal emotions. My photos show how I view the world around me. And after having learned that, I want to open myself up more through my photos. I want to continue to grow. I want to share more of my emotions through my work. I want to break what the norm is around me. I don’t want to just be some photographer people hire. I want to say something. I want my voice to be loud. I want to share what I believe in. I want to continue to do things my way. I want to share how incredible it feels to be vulnerable.
Life is weird. Life is short. Life is beautiful. There’s a lot of noise that surrounds us each day. But if we focus on what matters, we can see and feel the beauty of life and how amazing it is to be alive. This is something I want to say through my work. I’ve been sharing a lot through social media that I want to bring more intimacy to my work. No matter what kind of work it is – weddings, portraits, couples, or even my own personal life and work. I don’t want to take pictures “how you’re supposed to”. I want to create photographs that mean something to me and the person(s) I’m photographing. I’m not here to be liked by all. I’m here to be close to those who love what I do and capture the beauty I see in them.