Artist’s Statement

A father's love.

A father’s love.

I have always been fascinated by faces. Even as a young child, I can remember looking and watching people, and their expressions. When I was not watching people, I was looking at pictures of people, rifling through my grandfather’s collection of National Geographic and other magazines. I did not know it at the time that I would find myself behind the camera making my own images of people’s expressions.

Early on in my photographic endeavors, I shot nothing but landscapes if I could help it. It was not until the birth of my last child that I would fully embrace taking pictures of people. Even then, it was primarily pictures of her, with those gleaming eyes beaming back into the lens. While showing off pictures of my daughter, and some recent landscapes, I had a chance meeting with another photographer who coaxed me to take my images to the next level. If it wasn’t for my passion for the act of just taking pictures, I would have passed up his offer to shoot with him at a wedding. Thankfully, I didn’t, and I have not looked back since.

Elias and Maria Rodriquez 50th Wedding Anniversary

Elias and Maria Rodriquez 50th Wedding Anniversary

My photographic journey has brought me to capture those treasured heart felt expressions most commonly found at weddings. I find this photography to be the most rewarding because the heart felt expressions that are captured are the ones that are most cherished by the families I am blessed to work with. In essence, my art is appreciated, albeit on a small scale.

I am always pursuing emotions, and details that mean so much to the people I work and collaborate with. Therein lies the art, connecting with people;  touching their lives, and in doing so, my life is rewarded by the smiling faces in the images I capture.

Thank you for visiting,
Shane