Choose a photographer for their style | Amarillo TX Photographer


A few days ago, I saw another photographer post something on Facebook that really struck me. I’m paraphrasing here but it was something like: Asking a photographer to shoot in a different style is like asking Garth Brooks to sing like Eminem. It may work but it’s going to seem off. This statement is incredibly true. Photographers spend years honing and perfecting their shooting style and they should be hired by clients because of their unique-ness. 

My shooting style is a hybrid of photojournalistic, natural shots mixed with more traditional, posed shots. My main goal when photographing someone is to capture who they really are with as few distractions as possible. For the most part, I avoid the use of props unless the props have a significant personal meaning to the client. I feel like most props become overbearing in an image. The picture becomes more about the inanimate object than the person in the photo. 

As you can see by the design of my website and the images on it, my style is modern and clean. I love sunlight, brightness, and nature. 

As I’ve stated before, there are some things I will never do to an image. I have to stick to my own artistic integrity. I will never over-saturate images, over-edit, place a heavy vignette on an image, use selective coloring, use sepia tone, or photoshop random objects onto an image. 

I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest. I love looking at Pinterest for inspiration and to see what the current photography trends are. I think it is important to keep up with the times and my style will change and reflect that. I also love it when my clients show me their Pinterest board because it helps me get a feel for what they like. However, I will never 100% copy something from Pinterest or from any other photographer. Where’s the fun in that?

So, when you’re looking to hire me as your photographer for your senior session or wedding, take a good, long look at my portfolio. I want you to love my style as it is before you hire me. The only way both of us will be pleased when it’s all said and done, is if we are on the same page. Please don’t try to turn me into something I’m not. I would much rather you hire a photographer whose style meshes with yours completely, than hire me and be unhappy. 

Hire me for me and we’ll both be happy. 



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