I am the person behind the lens at Legacy. I have been a creative person all of my life. I became interested in photography when I was about 15 years old and 20 years later, that initial interest fueled a creative passion and business. It is one of my biggest honors in life to use my creative talents to photograph people in their most vulnerable form. I think photography is a powerful tool for self-reflection, allowing us to see ourselves authentically. I take it as a personal and creative challenge to photograph my clients honestly and beautifully so that the story of their lives can be documented and become a part of their legacy. I am confident that the images you leave our studio with will be cherished for generations to come.
With such a devastating loss, Sue Bryce and her team pushed forward and we had some great instructors to learn from today including Canon explorer of light - Joel Grimes, women's portrait and boudoir photographer - Kara Marie, and photojournalist and portrait photographer - Tony Carter. Each photographer represented a profoundly different body of work but every person had a humanitarian message of loving the people you are photographing so that you can tell authentic stories with your images. Each one of these photographers have the ability to play such a humanitarian role because they first discovered their self-worth and value as a contributing story teller in this world.
Allow yourself to be photographed, often. Document your life. No one is promised tomorrow.
"If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection."