I am a Portrait Photographer.
I capture and preserve portraits for people so they can see and embrace their real selves as others see them.
I remember with fondness years ago as I was purchasing my first L series professional lens. It was a Canon 50 mm 1.2 L. As the young clerk at the local electronics store where I had purchased the lens smiled at me and said,
Portrait of Flamenco Dancer
“Wow your getting the 50mm 1.2! That’s a amazing lens you must shoot a lot of portraits?”
I replied “yes I Shoot only Portraits”
Portrait of Ballet Dancer Roxi Henrici
He replied , “ Someday.... I’d love to own that lens , but portraits are hard to shoot.”
- I thought as I walking out the door clutching my new glass to my chest I love creating Portraits and for me Someday had begun.
I have throughout my career as a Photographer shot many different Prime lenses. I’ve owned a 28mm, a 85mm a 135mm, but never have I owned a Pro Canon Lens. Nor would I ever have thought I could own a Canon Pro lens.
Portrait of Entrepreneur.
Let’s start with where I came from to explain who I am as a Photographer. I came from very meager beginnings don’t get me wrong I was by all means from a middle class family, But my family worked very hard to achieve where they are now.
My grandparents had been struggling Migrant workers from the City of Chiuauau Mexico. And they came to America to better themselves . And, my parents with this same ethic had instilled in us from a very young age that to get anywhere in life one must become educated and work hard. We had a good life growing up in the country , fishing and playing in the fields instead of working in them. All because my grandparents had a dream and changed their lives for my parents and then me.
Portrait of Male Model
Who know where my love of Photography and capturing portraits comes from? I like to think of it as starting early in myself as a way of learning about people. Studying their eyes and. Facial features, As my grandparents spoke no English and I no Spanish and growing up in a bilingual family. We, my brother and sisters would sit at the dinner table with our families trying to comprehend conversations through the facial emotions.
Maybe my love for capturing portraits comes from the struggle of my grandparents. Maybe it’s because I know that everyone deserves the opportunity to tell their story.
And that the story can be seen through the eyes of the people I Create portraits for.
In the eyes of the young Actor, the emotive eyes of a dancer, and loving eyes of the bride for her groom, they all tell a story. What story do your eyes tell?
Let me help you tell your story and capture it in time. So that long after you and I have left this world , your story will live on. I am a Portrait Photographer and my images tell your story.
When was the last time you were photographed?