How I Started...
I have always been an artistic soul, and really, photography to me isn't that big of a leap from art or painting. The only difference is you paint with light, shadows, and people.
I am a huge fan on "un-posed" pictures--you know...the ones that show real laughter, real smiles, real emotion. In my sessions, I always start with "posed" pictures--I know everyone wants one for Aunt Bertha or Grandma. But, my love of photography comes through when people are themselves, and I can capture a snippet of them in that moment. I may suggest things or ask odd questions to my subjects ... but all of it is for the express goal of getting everyone to laugh, or relax and just be themselves.