Your Photographer: I was born in the Czech Republic and have been a Rochesterian for over eleven years; having graduated from Wilson High School and St. John Fisher I am familiar with this area. I am a fun-loving, spontaneous risk-taker and it is because of this attitude that photography is my passion.
I love creating moments with those I photograph, ones they will remember and want to share with family and friends. To me a photograph is a part of history that is designed to bring back memories, to almost transport us to the very moment when the image was captured. Photography is a tool to document our lives, a story, even our own journey, and share it with others.
For me, taking photographs of my journey has been the bridge that’s enabled me to stay in touch with my Czech heritage, my friends and family from my old home, and share my story with friends in my new home here in Rochester, New York.
I want your pictures to be that same bridge that threads your story across time and which you’ll enjoy sharing and coming back to for years.
Your Session: A photo session starts with an intention to record a special event. An event can be as simple as a portrait that captures you or a loved one at a specific point in time, a birthday, a wedding, a family gathering, or a party with friends. Each of these are life’s milestones, pages, and chapters in a book that you want to remember and which together form a story: your story. You provide the stages, the people, the emotions, the smiles, the laughter, the love for each other without even thinking about the story. I bring my camera and capture all of this in the images and construct the sequences that will enable you to share your story.
In order to do the best for you, it works best when we meet ahead of the event. This is an important component of the photo session because it provides you and me with the opportunity to learn from each other. I’d like you to get to know me, my quirkiness, my easy-going nature, and my approach to photography. At the same time, I love learning about who you are, who you as a couple are, and who you as a family are. This allows me to capture the true personality and essence of you and your loved ones throughout your event. It also helps me know which approach to take when photographing you to ensure everyone is comfortable.
On the day of the photo session, your job is to relax, be yourself, and have fun creating new memories with your loved ones. I will be busy capturing expressions, laughter, emotions to ensure that that part of your life comes back to life each time you look at the images for years to come.