To me, photography is not about directing people to look into my camera lens and smile on cue. It’s about capturing an expression that reveals who someone is at a specific moment. It’s about illuminating an authentic interaction between people, and portraying the distinct personalities that make each family unique. With an artist’s passion for beautiful detail and a journalistic sense for images that tell a story, each of my photography sessions is a journey where I set out to document the personalities and scenes that make up the narrative of your life. Along the way, I strive to be as unobtrusive as possible while creating a fun, comfortable environment that encourages my subjects to reveal themselves. So much can be told from the subtlety of a tilted brow, a downward glance, a hand’s gesture—I love to tell that story through the click of my shutter.

These are days to remember...

{melissa au}