I enjoy taking portraits of family, friends, and even complete strangers. For me, a portrait doesn’t just entail an image of a person’s face. Rather, portraits are about capturing emotion and expression in the moment. Balance, setting, color, gaze, and accouterments all add to a compelling portrait. Sometimes they are planned, like the first few photos in this set, while other times they show themselves and wait for someone to photograph them. In the end, a portrait should be a biography one wants to read over and over again.

Natalie and Tommy

Natalie and Tommy

Isaak King

Isaak King

Taylor

Taylor

Lori Sigety

Lori Sigety

Taylor

Taylor

Jodie Bowers.

Jodie Bowers.

Leah

Leah

Newlyweds

Newlyweds

Leah

Leah

Maureen and Leah

Maureen and Leah

Taylor

Taylor

Taylor

Taylor

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IMG_2539

Dune

Dune

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IMG_1302

Angie and Jason

Angie and Jason

Rodeo Kids

Rodeo Kids

Angie and Jason

Angie and Jason

Angie and Jason

Angie and Jason

Lynn and Dune

Lynn and Dune

Umbrella Woman

Umbrella Woman

Cowgirl

Cowgirl

Cowboy

Cowboy

Older Soldier

Older Soldier

Young Soldier

Young Soldier

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IMG_2566

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