In my formative years, I had a teacher who gave me an important piece of advice: “Always tell a story. ” Since then, I have taken this mantra to heart and made it a centerpiece of my photography. With each image, I try to capture not just the “moment,” but the heart of the scene. Be it a couple, a professional, a student, or musician: I try to find the pieces that distill the essence of each person.
During each session, I make it a habit to get to know my clients and what attracted them to get their portrait taken. Maybe it’s just for the memories, maybe it’s for work, but often I find that there is more to each portrait than the initial conversation reveals.
I often hear clients say that they hate having their picture taken. They hate how they look. They hate their image. I always disagree.
Every person is unique and with that uniqueness comes the bisecting identities that make us who we are. Every person carries with them an innate beauty, whether they realize it or not. I see it as a challenge to discover that innate beauty and capture it. To me, that is the moment I strive to capture.
Within that moment, that piece of uniqueness that makes each one of us who we truly are, I find the story unravels, the beauty unfolds, and each person will bloom like a flower. That is when you reveal who you truly are and when you show that, unabashedly, you are beautiful.
Together, let’s can open the pages of your book and tell your story.
Tad does a great job of creating an atmosphere that is easy and fun which results in fabulous headshot pictures for our website and business cards. They have also been very accommodating when groups of several people have been scheduled to come down together. All in all, I don’t really know how it could be any better. Definitely recommended!
Travis Rhone - Whatcom Land Title
Easy to schedule, in my case I needed a fast turn around on both the photo session and the editing on the photos. The session was fun and the finished product is perfect. Thank you
Chris W. - Banker
I have never been comfortable with sitting for a portrait, but Tad made me feel right at home. He did a great job telling jokes and that really helped ease my nerves. Highly recommend his service for all type of photo shoots.
Tad did a wonderful job of photographing a special party of old friends. He managed to get just the right mix of posed and candid shots, and made the best of limited light. Nobody felt intruded on–in fact, many attendees sought Tad out to take group shots. He became part of the party. The images themselves were terrific, and JUST what I wanted!
I was very happy with my son’s senior photos. The photographer Tad was great to work with and for scheduling around my son’s busy athletic schedule. I would highly recommend!Sandy Giroux - Mother
Tad took hundreds of pictures for us. He is very professional and eager to get it right! Tad had many creative ideas that we hadn’t previously considered. He took his time and showed us every photo as it was taken. Small adjustments were made here and there to get the perfect shot. Our product is stainless steel. He was able to shoot this without any glare in the pictures.Zacharia S. - Small Business Owner
Always professional and accommodating to our scheduling requests. Tad is outgoing and friendly.Tyrel J. - Weichert Realty