I fell in love with photography after my first son was born. There was hardly a moment that I wasn’t photographing something or someone. It was not long before I was creating portraits for friends and family. I began to realize that I was touching others’ lives with my art. In 2006 after moving to Houston I opened my photography business.
I am often asked about my name. It is pronounced with a long “I” sound like Diane with an L.
“My brushes for creating artwork are people, personalities, and expressions.”
I love people. My brushes for creating artwork are people, personalities, and expressions. It is a gift that for a moment I get to glimpse into the life of the families I work with and share their experiences, as I translate them into artwork. I aim to create a special time and event for the families that I work with. I see myself as a tour guide, capturing a wonderful event. Along with beautiful, artwork, I offer my families a pleasant experience.
Every photographer has a style. I look for the moments, connections, and expressions that make us unique. I am a hands-off photographer. I like to set up my poses by telling a story and offer specific guidance only when needed. I like my moms and kids to feel comfortable and relaxed. Most people know how to look natural and need a little reminder on how to stand or sit. I prefer to give as little instruction as possible and to communicate an idea that lets people find
These elusive, intangible and the often unspoken elements that lie behind what we see, are captured somewhere between the lines and shapes.
Making Moments Into Artwork
When you approach photography this way, you end up getting something you would not have captured otherwise. When people are relaxed they share small moments and connections. Natural expressions have a way of surfacing when we are relating to each other, as opposed to posing for the camera.
…we have captured a moment, reminded you of a connection, and turned expression into art…
Images like these invoke our emotions. These elusive, intangible, and often unspoken elements that lie behind what we see are captured somewhere between the lines and shapes. We see these portraits and something speaks to us, though we can’t exactly point it out. When you say, “He always looks that way, when he tells me he loves me,” we have captured a moment, reminded you of a connection, and turned an
Every time you see your artwork, these moments come alive for you to relive.