.making choices.

as a photographer, you see things a little differently. the light isn’t just sunlight glaring in your eyes, it’s a golden glow that graces your face and gives you a delicate blush. the wind isn’t something that messes up your hair, it’s the gentle kiss on puts a touch of red on your nose and gives you that extra sparkle in your eye. the snow isn’t just white fluffy stuff, no – it’s so much more!

choosing a professional photographer isn’t just an option, it’s an investment and choice. you are choosing to have your portraits playfully created and beautifully captured. you are choosing to invest in memories you otherwise wouldn’t have created and may forget one day. it’s knowing that you have a portrait with those/the one you love – no matter what. and when you choose a professional photographer over a friend with a nice camera, you get so much more than just a picture. you get a portrait you can hold on to forever – and pass down to the next generation.

i decided to try something. the images below were taken of my son’s sock monkey (yes, a sock monkey) in the same location from different locations in my yard. being a professional photographer isn’t just about snapping pretty pictures – it’s about composition, angles, focus, and creative inspiration behind the scenes. the bottom three pictures are great snapshots, but not creatively inspired portraits. the top image is a portraits, capturing sock monkey’s better side, fixing his small blemish (a black thread on his chin), and proper lighting and exposure. all images were taken with the same camera and lens and in the same location.

now, allow me to introduce you to sock monkey and the difference between a snapshot and a portrait.

 

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