I can tell endless stories about how I've hidden from the LENS-side of a camera - always a little too this or that, or I just want my son to be the focus. Even in my 15th year as a professional photographer, I'm only just learning the true VALUE of the service I provide.
... and I'm afraid Facebook coverage doesn't count as long term evidence that we exist. Those images will not become heirlooms for our families. Our iPhone albums will be transferred from device to device, but never printed. "Good for now" will ultimately be why years of images get lost and forgotten. We ALL deserve better.
What will always be treasured is the printed portrait.
Let me do for you, what I've learned to value for myself. Let's include those closest to you. Let's be creative, and play dress up, and fan your hair like a super model. Let's celebrate where you are in your life - right now. Let's print these, and display them. Let's stop skipping it, and hiding, and regretting it later. You are perfect RIGHT NOW. I would be honored to photograph you as your family and friends see you - beautiful and loved. Let's all do better to truly Exist in Photos.
Love, Pam xo
I spent 12 years in San Diego as a wedding and family photographer. Although I am MOST proud of how many incredible couples and families chose me to photograph their milestone events, I am also humbled by the preferred vendor lists I was included on: the Hotel del Coronado, L’Auberge Resort Del Mar and The Lodge at Torrey Pines. At least 20 events (I should really count!!) were published in multiple wedding magazines and included in two coffee table books.