8) It is strange how some memories are so much clearer compared to others. If you could go back in time and take a photo of one special memory, can you explain to us what the photo would look and feel like?
My first real portrait session was one I had to be sneaky with. My grandmother, who was in her 70s at the time, was asking me about my day while she stood across her dining area in the kitchen. She raised me in that room, cooking homemade everything for my Grandfather and I. I loved the way the light came in from a window behind her while she stood in a contemplative pose on her own. I placed my camera body on the kitchen table, but her vision was poor enough to not know what I was doing. I had to cough after each loud shutter and I only snapped 10 photos. I managed to capture one where the frame was in a perfect thirds alignment, framing her in the kitchen she loved. After I had the photo, I knew I had captured something I will be able to remember my whole childhood and her with. I thought to myself, if I can do that on accident, how can I do this for people to capture the same memories of their life when I’m actually trying? I’ve always wanted to offer a service that was more about the people in their environment. I made an attempt to do that for a couple of families who let me into their home, but I find more people feel better outdoors, in a field or park, to capture their family moments.