Captive Spirit Photography
What makes my Services different?
While technically proficient and in an endless state of continuing education on the latest technology & technique, I am at heart an artist, a muse-driven creative type whose goal is to make every subject shine in its best light. My entire life I have been compelled to create art and my photography is the latest & fullest fruition of this drive. My goal is to show within the image, the spirit of the subject or that of the relationship between the subjects. I have many clients who tell me I do just this, much to their delight - a softness, a strength, a pride, a grace, a playful side that they see day to day but is usually not captured in photographs. Patience during the shoot is key - a session is nothing to hurry as those special moments take time to be revealed and I will wait to capture them.
My philosophy about the setting is that exceptional images are most possible when the background contains little, or many times even better, no man-made elements such as fences, barns, poles, etc. Take a moment to critically look through some of the full page color glossy advertisements in just about any equine or other magazine and you will see that a simple, natural background enhances the subject rather than detracting your attention with background clutter. I preview locations whenever possible and discuss all the options with the client in the pre-shoot planning session.
I am very particular about processing and printing and safeguard all my originals. Most printing is done by me, by hand and is custom and when I do require use of a lab, I only use a pro lab that never sends originals offsite. This is to safeguard the images that are important to you. I also do not destroy old originals - they remain in my archives indefinitely so you will always be able to order more prints in the future.
Your goals for your session are my primary guide and I will do all I can to ensure each and every one is met. While I will likely make many suggestions during our planning session and during the session, my goal is to meet your needs by creating spectacular images that you want and by being open to your ideas. If you're not sure of what you want, you may call me any time right up to the date of the session and further discuss any new ideas you've had since our planning session. I will do my best technically & creatively to assist you in getting exactly the kinds of images you desire.