Portrait Session in Moab, Utah: The Intrinsic Value of Individual Portraits

The Intrinsic Value of Individual Portraits

It’s easy to overlook the significance of individual portraits. Yet, these seemingly simple concept holds a deeper meaning. I, personally, struggle with being in front of the camera. Which is why I empathize so much with my clients. But every time I do something awakens in me. And I want to share that feeling of self-discovery with you.

Personal portraits serve as a tangible reflection of our journey through life. I know it might sound pompous but there’s something about a moment captured that’s unlike a fleeting memory. Photographs freeze moments in time and reminisce about the people we once were. Each photograph is a chapter in the story of our lives, capturing our growth, evolution, and the myriad emotions that accompany our experiences.

Moreover, personal portraits provide a powerful means of self-expression and self-discovery. Using the lens and the photographer as a medium we get to check in on who we are. Be creative in a non-performative way, and without uttering a single word. Whether it’s a silhouette, a close-up portrait or something more artsy, each photograph captures a facet of our identity, allowing us to explore and celebrate the unique essence that defines us.

And there’s the bit of sentimental value. I absolutely love looking back on images of when I was 3, 10 or 17. I do believe that as a 50-year-old I will look back on this time of my life as fondly as I look back on my teens now.

Having your individual portraits taken is more than just a fleeting moment captured on film—it’s a celebration of life, love, and the beauty of human connection.


Hi, hi! I’m so glad you are checking out my work on my website and blog. Here’s a little bit more about my work and my process. In my art I focus on the relationship that is uniquely yours. That’s what inspires me and makes each session special. I want to dream with you and create images you will reminisce over for decades.

If you are looking for an engagement or couples photographer here in Moab I would like to reserve your session I would love for you to contact me here. If you’re not quite ready to reach out you can see what I am up to here.

I specialize in photographing elopements, and engagements in Moab, Utah. If you love these photos I would love to begin planning your session.

Wondering what full sessions look like?

Upon inquiry, I would happily show you what an entire gallery looks like. I believe that clients should be able to see full galleries of real sessions. So you know exactly what to expect from your portraits as well!

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