Typically senior photos and TCU college graduation photos have a “look.” The people who hire me for senior photos and college graduation photos are usually not seeking that look. They want something unique. Editorial style. This student found my 120 film and 35 mm film photography portfolio and asked me to create portraits at TCU on film. When she sent the email, I was absolutely slammed with corporate photography and headshots from the fall, but I would NEVER miss an opportunity to shoot film. The evening we did these photos in the TCU Frog Fountain, it was about 45 degrees. She’s the real MVP. I loved that she brought her friend in for a few photos on the sign. These images were shot on Portra 800 and Cinestill 800T with medium format and 35mm cameras. Since then, other students have called. They like this look. That’s the thing about photography, everyone sees differently. I love when people love what they see in my work. I’ve shot so much film through the years, and it’s my favorite medium. If you are a graduating high school or college senior and would like to document the milestone with some creative photography, I’d love to help.
For many of the photo projects I plan, high quality photography simply doesn’t exist. In pre-production, I’ll consult Pinterest and Google for something niche like “yoga teacher training photography,” and what I might find are some sterile stock images that simply do not represent the population of people who practice and teach yoga. So, we create it. Necessity is the mother of invention. If you’re hosting a yoga teacher training in the DFW, North Texas area or anywhere in the United States, I’d love to help create images for you. Having taught yoga and trained teachers in my previous career, I understand alignment and how to compose images that speak to the power of yoga. I enjoyed creating these images with kindred spirit and my longtime teacher, Lou Chapman, at Urban Yoga in Fort Worth. I stepped inside the door of Urban Yoga in 2010 or so, and it changed my life.
I love design. My friend, Tabitha Mahaffey, the mastermind of Tabitha Mahaffey Designs, says when you’re in a well designed space, you breathe a sigh of relief. I feel that. I had the opportunity to help create some social media content for her Ridglea project. I got to do behind the scenes video footage on installation day and then capture the beautiful details once the construction and interior design project was complete. As a portrait photographer, I love when designers will get in the photo. Potential clients want to see your work, and they want to know who you are as a person. If you are an interior designer and have an interior design project in the DFW or North Texas area that you need photographed, I’d love to help.