Best of 2018

I’ve never done this type of post before, but all I’ve been hearing lately is that “old ways won’t open new doors”, so here we go! Below are my photography highlights from this past year. 

Photographing 100+ Buttonians

In my previous post, I mentioned that I would be kicking off a big photo project at the company I currently work for. Since I onboarded in May, I have taken over 100 headshots to showcase the amazing team I get to be a part of. You can view the photos by clicking the link above. 

(More) Family Portraits & Engagements

While some of these faces aren’t necessarily new, this year I continued to photograph families (for birthday parties or holiday cards) and engagements! 

Better Headshots

Studio headshots have been the bane of my existence since I took my first studio lighting class in undergrad at PCNW, which was 10+ years ago. Since then, I have always preferred natural light due to my fear of not being able to consistently control studio light. Over the past year I’ve mastered the art of bouncing a flash and have gotten waaaaay better at balancing color temperature and removing color casts, if need be. These headshots are the first that I’ve taken that I’ve been really proud of. 

Photo walks in Italy and France

Before these experiences, when I traveled abroad I’d always return home without any real photos outside of the ones I’d taken on my phone. I’ve never felt great about my street photography and these two photo walks have definitely improved my technical skills and confidence in shooting while out and about. 

2018 was a year of tremendous personal and creative growth for me. While 4 highlights from a full year may seem like a short list, this is the first year that I’ve ever been able to see growth both technically and creatively. 

Looking forward to what 2019 has in store! 

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