Stories & Storytelling Portraits
Storytelling Portraits and Your Digital Story with Photography and Music
Personalized photography for your collateral materials, newsletters, websites, and
simply honoring where you are in life.
How do I create your storytelling portrait? First of all I listen and pay attention to what is important to you and I enjoy brainstorming with you to feel the thread that you wish to manifest into your unfolding photographic story. Does the visual photography and imagery reflect the story being told? Whether you desire that one image that really reflects your story, or a number of images which are created to present a composite of your full story; for your website or book, I love the full circle process and opportunity to emphasize your vision, which then weaves with the written word and dynamic photographic images to bring your vision full circle. For... a picture is worth a thousand words.
When I create with publications, I will always pre-visualize images in my photographers eye and then when I get to the location or talk to the person
I am creating the story about, my vision may change to reflect the richer essence of that person or place. It's really the heart and the spirit of the person I'm intending to capture and that story has a way of letting me know how it wants to be reflected.
When I work closely with a writer, I find the story may take on a life of its own. If it's a place you want to entice people to visit or an interesting person who needs to have their story told and shown, it is my aim to capture that story through photography, as a rich tapestry of experience.
As a professional photographer, I provide quality, dynamic imagery in my photography and meet completion dates. I love the creative process and because I listen to you, and desire your voice and personality to shine through, the images reflect your intent and story.
Create Your Digital Story
with Photography and Music
Enjoy a fun adventure for a couple of hours or more in creating a digital story here in Sedona and from this experience you can continue to create stories wherever you are. We'll take a few minutes to discuss your goal or intention for creating your digital story; quiet our minds, so we can fully enjoy each of our senses; visual, hearing, smelling and feeling. This exercise helps us get into a fully present space to create your wonderful story.
We'll meander through an area in nature, jotting down insights you receive, together with visual prompts which call to you.
We'l compile the images and go through the process of editing about 20 to 40 images which speak to your original goal. This is a fun process because it really does help you to focus in on the images that really resonate with you, and really enable you to create your dynamic story. Using your iPhone or other smart phone, we'll create an album and then go through and enhance the final images, with the app that is already on your iPhone or choose a couple others to download.
You'll also have the opportunity to choose the music which calls to you. You may already have a favorite, which we'll download to your iPhone.
You'll review your insights and see which ones will further prompt you to ask questions and draw your audience in on a deeper level. These insights you choose will help you understand more about your creative process.
Now our elements are ready to create our digital story.
You'll now have a beautiful digital story, which you can enjoy and share with others.
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Photography to Create the Story for Your Website
It's fun to create and collaborate with others; as I had the opportunity to do with Mary for her website photography. For your website is really a story of what you do and in what way you may help others.
The portraits, together with the words you use to describe what you do helps others to really see and understand who you are and what you're able to provide to others through the gifts you share.
Visual Photographic Stories
Uqualla wanted to create with the Flight of the Condor for the launching of a movie he was to participate in.
Uqualla & Baby Sue -
I always enjoy creating with Uqualla and Baby Sue. We had the opportunity to travel to a very special stie in New Mexico, where they wanted to create a ceremony in gratitude to the Earth and to the Divine and they asked me to join them and capture this beautiful ceremony with them.
The music is composed and also the singing was performed by James Uqualla.
Monument Valley - A Photographic Adventure into Sacred Native American Space.
What an incredible sacred space and honoring of people and place coming together. I had the opportunity to capture the very special event taking place for a whole weekend and to take a special private tour into the enchanted areas of this amazing place.
Your Unique Portrait - Personalized Photography with You and For You.
I love listening to what people have to say, so I can really capture their true essence and understand what they are envisioning for their portrait which is going to reflect so much about who they are.