I may not be a professional mixologist or an experienced bartender, but I love cocktails. Making, experimenting, drinking, and photographing them. Cocktail photography presents an exciting challenge from setting the scene and telling a story to managing the reflection of the glass.
This past March I was lucky enough to join a group of Loyola student leaders as part of their outdoor adventure training program. We spent a week kayaking and camping in the backcountry of North Carolina’s core Outer Banks. It was an absolute thrill (and terror) to bring my camera out on the water and capture some stunning shots of the environment and exceptionally talented students.
I love food and I love photography, so it would make sense that I love any combination of the two. Food photography is a great opportunity for me to experiment with and practice my profession and my hobby at the same time. It serves as a great motivator to try and cook something new, if only because I get to light it and shoot it before I get to eat it. Even if it tastes terrible, at least I got a good photo out of it.
Working at Loyola University Maryland offered no shortage of events to photograph. From concerts to speakers, fashion shows to barbecues, and move-ins to commencements. Each one presented an amazing opportunity to capture genuine human emotion. Also, T-Pain.
Who doesn’t love dogs? They’re so wonderful and constantly happy, and therefore make perfect candidates for photoshoots. It’s hard to take a bad picture of a dog, but the best ones really capture the spirit and personality of our furry friends. My dog, Clover, tries to avoid the camera at this point, but you can check her out on Instagram, clover.the.aussie.
I’ve known Ryan and Shannah since they started dating way back when we were in high school! That’s why I naturally said yes when Ryan reached out and asked if I could help him snag the big moment on camera. Despite it being winter, it wasn’t too cold for the morning proposal.
I arrived early and hid at the end of the loop they’d inevitably reach when he got down on one knee. It doesn’t matter how many times I do it, I still get that nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach that accompanies one playing hide-and-seek as a child. Alas, it went off without a hitch, and Shannah of course said yes.