I’m a sucker for a good makeover show. There are so many different kinds to choose from whether it be cars, homes or people. And despite my morbid curiosity to see how it will all turn out, I find that often when it’s a personal makeover, one thing always seems to happen: the person involved inevitably ends up looking less like them self.
As a photographer who specializes in natural portraits, I think this is a shame. Too often, our society tries to create one singular standard of beauty, one that is streamlined and consistent. But the more places I go and the more people I meet, I am finding that beauty is one of the most totally diverse and relative things on earth. There is no absolute beauty. It is an individual experience that can only be judged by “the beholder”.
In my photography, rather than create beauty, I seek to capture it. My favorite part of what I do is discovering what makes each client unique and then translating that into a single, digital moment. I guess you could say my sessions are a bit like an anti- makeover. It is my personal mission and pleasure to embrace the true experience of beauty and therefore create images that make you look more like you.