Many of you know that as a photographer, my main focus is to capture those extraordinary moments that mean everything to both my subjects and myself. Documenting those moments that truly come around once in a lifetime and could never be recreated, is not only an honor, but a gift. I strive to produce and provide you with photographs that encapsulate every feeling, every emotion, being felt at that exact moment.
At this point in my career, I am humbled to announce that have achieved a personal goal and a lifelong dream! Two of my images have been selected to be featured in National Geographic’s book, “Getting Your Shot” that will be released May 5th.
“Getting Your Shot” is an inspirational how-to photography book put together by the team behind National Geographic. It includes tips, advice, and insights alongside more than 200 photos. The photos chosen for this publication are pulled from National Geographic’s thriving online photography community “Your Shot”, which provides inspiration for photographers of all skill levels.
I was so thrilled that the two photographs chosen by National Geographic depicted two very different moments, but each taken with the same singular vision in mind, to capture special and emotion-provoking moments.
The first photo chosen was a rather expressive and raw photo that I took of a bride, Nikki and her father, Bud. An image that depicts the intense love a father has for his daughter. It’s well known that my primary love is working with couples to fully document their special day. I am so fortunate to connect with couples that completely put their trust in me on their wedding days, allowing me to capture rare moments like this image.
The second image chosen was one of my personal favorites from my trip to La Senda Verde. I was volunteering at La Senda Verde for two weeks, for Photographers Without Borders. This photograph of two captivating howler monkeys, Canelo and Mya, represents my secondary love, volunteer photography and animals. It brings me so much joy to spread the word about great non-profit organizations that are changing the world.
It’s a very rewarding feeling knowing that my photography is found impactful and is coming to fruition with this incredible honor of being published in a National Geographic book. While I love to capture moments that matter, it’s nice to step back and experience those moments that are so incredibly meaningful first hand. Finally, I am so grateful to all of you for your loving support, as I continue the this fantastic journey.