Photographs are nothing without story. I think as a photographer it’s impossible to prevent your narrative from being weaved in with the people that you photograph. I think this is what creates style. It’s about much more than what camera you use and what numbers are on your Instagram page. Style is your story, and I believe that’s why it’s natural to start attracting clients who are like you, who view the world in a similar way. A photography session to me is about working together, building trust, to share someone’s story in a way that’s meaningful to both of you.
Olya was one of those brides I was smitten with from the first time I met her. We spent hours together photographing her engagements, and I was delighted to spend a few more in the desert with her wandering around the west desert. The moon even made a special appearance, resting on her shoulder for many of our shots. As the last light slipped away, I knew we had captured something really special.