In this day and age of digital cell phone selfies, quick pics and fast-paced social media news feeds, I find that we often overlook the importance of the printed photograph and the portrait.
5-10 years from now, the digital media will change and your memories will be lost. I invite you to pause from the frenetic world we live in to remember what’s important. Take a moment to celebrate your loved ones and capture them — right now, in this moment in time — as they truly are.
There’s something quite special when I am able to connect with another person on a deeper level, far beyond just documenting their physical likeness. It happens when my subject relates to me one-on-one that I am able to see their true nature as they relax into being themselves.
It is my belief that having physical portraits displayed in the home reminds us that we are deeply loved and valued. And shows the world who we really are and the family we are a part of. It is important for our children to see that we value them, that we cherish them. It is important that we exist in printed portraits. It is the one medium that will withstand the test of time and bring us back to a very special place and time every time we look at it. It gives us a sense of belonging. A printed portrait is a piece of family heritage that will appreciate in value as time quickly and frenetically passes by us.