Getting Photos that Matter.
Kansas City Photographer
As some of you may or may not know, until I took with this crazy world of wedding and family photojournalism, I had been a newspaper photojournalist at the Kansas City Star, The Columbus Dispatch and The Lawrence Journal World. This time around my life was extremely significant. I discovered the ethics of a moment, the importance of telling a story using reality, which making a photo with goal is really where my heart is located. I’ve loved every second of my 16 years in telling tales at weddings and with your households, and I look forward to more tales which have yet to be informed!
I have always felt I left the newspaper journalism planet too soon. My passion for making images that matter began in these early years and I recall the first time I knew among images mattered. It was a photograph I created in 1997 while working at the Columbus Dispatch as an intern.
Fast forward decades later I left that photograph I received an email in the soon to be bride. She mentioned that photograph of a little boy observing and being swept up by his grandfather later winning a peewee football game. That small boy was her fiancé.
That small boy trimmed that photo from the newspaper and valued it for many years before it had been lost in a passion. She tracked me down to find out whether I had that photo so she could make a replica of it to get her husband’s wedding gift. He’d informed her that moment along with his grandfather had been his favorite moment with his today passed off grandfather.
The fact that I have a photo of that astounded me. I thankfully made her print. It was in this moment I knew I had to be making real images with purpose and now I am ready to stick to these journalism roots and continue that passion in the commercial arena.
Marketing With a Purpose.
With that, I have decided to extend my work in a new, diverse, and exciting way. While I’m not eliminating weddings and households from my organization, I have resolved to create a difference within my photos beyond only families and weddings. Creating images that issue. While I know I’m able to do this for my wedding and family clients, I have decided it is time to broaden that goal and also tell the tales of businesses, associations, and nonprofits. To tell their tales…show their real resides and real processes…why they do what they do and also why it is so important. The plan would be to do this not just with photos but also by generating short multi-media movies by introducing audio catch to my story telling. Read more about this approach here.
Basically, as it boils right down to telling tales, Most of Us have one we select to tell. With my journalism background I’m passionate about educating the TRUE tales of those businesses, associations, nonprofits, etc.. Finding the tales, large or small, within these entities which attest in a true form what they do and what their goal is. I wish to use my work to assist brands link to people. Brand marketing from its truest form.
I’m so eager to hit the ground running with this new venture in my profession and I’m grateful for all of the support I have gotten to take the jump and do this! Currently my best clients are in the service-driven business. Anything Which Makes an impact on people. In case you or any company or organization you know falls under this umbrella and also would be interested in this work, please allow me to know! I would love to see them to start telling their story of function!