I've always loved photographing landscapes and really loved displaying them in our home… it keeps me grounded and in touch with what I have always considered to be beautiful - nature. As I've been creating more artistic or personal portraits lately I've realized that there is as much or more to be seen in the beauty of people and faces. While I still find nature to be astounding, I think there may be more to be said for learning an individual's story and communicating their essence in a single image.
As I sit here typing, I can actually think of four people I've photographed in the last year that have changed my outlook on life. Ten years ago I would almost have a heart attack if I had to shoot a portrait… I would run for the hills and photograph landscapes! Now, I would say I'm actually most excited when I have the opportunity to photograph someone I find intriguing! I think that those who know me well would say that is a pretty big change of heart!