The term "Event" is used broadly here, including pretty much any moment you would like memorialized with professional quality images. It can be joyful and hilarious, or reflective and solemn - nothing is off limits.
Traditionally this term, "event photography" is code for wedding photography, or important birthday parties. Less well known is the importance of preserving more specialized and personal events, or even places. This includes memorializing departures and arrivals of family members or friends, remembering important places like family homes, multigenerational land, or a still shot of you conquering a long-persisting obstacle in your life.
Each session is customized for the needs of the subjects. I mention three loose categories of events below, and I invite you to contact me to discuss anything you have in mind, even if it doesn't seem to fit the options described.
Birthdays, mitzvahs, reunions - these all fall into this category, with or without cake or confetti. Allow yourself to be fully immersed in the moment and let me take care of documenting the joy - with you in it this time!
The Celebration session is not limited to families only - this session works for your corporate holiday party, the community event hosted by your non-profit, or your neighborhood block party slash barbecue. Anyplace where folks gather is a place I can bring my camera to.
Not every gathering has confetti yet the participants will find joy remembering, sharing, and reliving the moment. Precious moments with a family elder and grandchild or the release of conquering a personal demon can be captured and memorialized in an image.
These sessions almost always involve vulnerability and they can make for exquisitely powerful images. I dedicate more time to the consultation phase to establish the needed sense of security and trust and connection. Flexibility is key for this kind of work together.
Capturing these kinds of moments photographically is not for everyone, but for some it can carry enormous value to document such solemn scenes, even if it is only you that fully comprehends its meaning.
Some moments might not be the kind of events you'd throw a party for, but they have meaning for you and you'd like photographic reminders of what it felt like to be there in the middle of it.
These might include graduations, anniversaries, the return of a family member long on the road, or welcoming home a newly adopted child. Pretty much any moment that you know will be meaningful fits in this category - contact me to talk through what you're thinking about and I'm sure we can come up with a way to preserve what is meaningful to you.