My true passion in photography has been inspired by my own kids who are now young adults. They were both heavily involved in sports and school activities and maturing faster than I could believe! I remember looking through my son’s senior portraits as I was uploading them to the computer. It was then that I realized that Ben was not my little boy any more… he had grown into a fine young man and with me, as his mom, photographing those moments in his life meant the world to me and still do.
I have been described as “not your ordinary sports and portrait photographer.” I always start a session by asking, “What would you like to do?” You will find me observing and learning who you are and what is important to you instead of attempting to control every aspect of a setting and pose during a session. You will find me attempting to show you a pose but encouraging you to create your interpretation of that pose. Through conversation and interaction I create a sense of comfort and self confidence in those I photograph.
I do have a growing collection of locations if you need help choosing a location for your session. I also several growing boards on Pinterest to help with ideas before and during a session and I carry a couple posing idea books to give you an idea of what to do with your hands or just for inspiration. You will find more information about Investing in a Portrait Session on my Website and by looking at my Portfolio.
My photography doesn’t stop with the end of your Portrait Session. For Teams & Individual Sessions for sports, Senior Portraits & Family Portrait Sessions… you will find me attending and photographing your games and competitions or graduation or other public activities that you may be involved in (depending on availability, scheduling and communication). OR maybe that is how you found Photography by Char… from games or events that I have already photographed documenting parts of your life which may have been on Facebook or my Website.
As my tagline reads “Photography inspired by You!” My images really are inspired by those who I photograph. My motto reads, “You will find me on the sidelines, wandering pathways and snapping candid shots during moments in your life. It is then that you will realize that you also inspire me to create photography about you!”