“A timeless glimpse into life’s most precious moments” is probably the best way to describe my goal when creating a photographic portrait. My earlier years in the profession seemed more focused on technical mastery. But as that has now become second nature, it is wonderfully fulfilling to work at being so in tune with my subjects that I almost instinctively capture them at their best, preserving those precious moments.
I realize now, more than ever before in my career, our ability as photographers to perserve time in this way, is greater out of all proportion to whatever monetary rewards we receive for our portrait work. What greater profession to be in than one where those we serve love and cherish our work many, many times beyond its mere dollar value?