Portrait sessions are always intimate. The camera has a way of tethering subject and photographer to a single authentic moment of seeing and being seen.
Successful photos require patience. And soul space. And trust. And damn hard looking. And science. And light.
Light changes everything.
The elements in the room are finite. I can reconfigure the furniture and carefully arrange the composition, but the light is what ultimately moves the viewer’s eye around the frame. The light always communicates where to look and how to feel. It's the conduit that connects viewer and subject. If it’s good light, it pays tribute to the subject for giving us permission to look. It reminds us we’re beautiful.
Portraits are about meeting the light within and the light without. They’re about finding the moment, when the shoulders relax, the eyes sparkle, and something magical happens.
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