Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thank you Brian

I get a lot of people that tell me how cool & exciting my job is.  It is :) but not everything I shoot is glamorous & styled & not everything I do is exciting.  One day I'm shooting a beautiful event or person & the next an X-ray machine.  I'm in the studio for hours on end running my business, editing, placing orders & watching Netflix.

Its not about what I photograph or where I am that makes my job great.  Its this........

I was recently sent to take a head shot for an employee at the hospital who was being recognized for a job well done.  These are often taken in clinical settings or hospital lobbies and hallways, it's not styled or glamorous.  Upon meeting him in the lobby he told me, as many do, "I hate having my picture taken, I'm not photogenic"  As I set up the shot we chatted & joked.  I get about 5 minuets to shoot these types of images. I took about 5 frames and he was on his way.  The photo printed & hung on the wall of excellence at the hospital.

I received a text today from him "You took my picture for the wall of excellence last month.  I just wanted to thank you again and tell you that I have had many people tell me what a GREAT photo it is of me.  I wanted you to know how much people are liking your work!" 

These aren't shots that will be featured in blogs, win awards or hang in galleries.  But these are just as important.  I try my best with every shot I take.  They all matter to me. Every shoot is an opportunity to better my craft & create something that matters.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Health Care ~Commercial Photography Dayton Ohio

March 2, 2016

A very large part of my commercial business has become the Health Care/Medical industry.  I love it as it's very challenging and so interesting.  It is incredible being part of something that is so big that has a huge impact on our community & the well being of so many.  I'm proud of the work I do here & grateful for the opportunities I have been given.  Here are some recent images of trauma services  & neuro science.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Reagan ~ 14

This past Sunday was my first one off in quite a while. When I asked Reagan what she wanted to do for the day she reminded me that we hadn't taken her 14 year old photos this year. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my day off :)  This girl blows me away.  Her wit, charm, intelligence and exceptional beauty. She is such a bright light to be around.