The weeks leading up to the birth of a child are filled with a pool of different emotions. When Brandon & Hannah asked me to photograph them for their maternity shoot, I knew that I needed to communicate the emotions they were feeling and their connection to each other. It’s so important to me that every image I present to my clients speak to them emotionally and honestly. I often say, when I’m culling through images from a session and deciding which ones to edit, I immediately throw out any images that don’t evoke some sort of an emotional response. You might wonder how I can feel emotion from looking at other people’s pictures. A huge part of my shooting philosophy is to get to know my clients-what makes them happy, what excites them, the different facets of their personalities, how they interact with each other, etc. If I am not emotionally invested in my clients, how can I accurately show them the very moments that they are trying so desperately to hold on to? It’s my mission as a photographer that my clients be able to look back at their photographs and instantly be taken back to that moment-to feel what they felt at that time in their lives. Our defining moments in life come and go so quickly. Our minds can only hold onto the details for so long before they start to get cloudy. Photographs are a means of transporting us back to those meaningful moments that have faded in our minds.
“Nostalgia-it’s delicate but potent. In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone – a feeling of a place where we ache to go again.”
And a preview of what’s to come…
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