Joy. Wonder. Trust. Love.And most of all, laughter. I love to capture images that reflect true emotions and connections between family members.
Like a lot of people, I turned to photography because of a new baby. It was shortly after my first beautiful niece entered the world, and I caught the bug. Big time. What started as a means to an end quickly deepened into the most addictive, fulfilling, rewarding study I’ve ever pursued.
There are two great bodies of knowledge you need to be a great photographer, and I have yet to get tired of learning about either. There are all the technical aspects of understanding how to read light and adjust your equipment accordingly. And then there is the challenge of connecting with the people you are photographing and finding ways to help them relax, forget about you, and show you flashes of who they really are.
It is putting those two completely different skill sets together, each of which could fill an entire library with theory and how-to volumes, that keeps me completely hooked. I would love to work with you and show you just how beautiful real emotion and real connection are, captured to enjoy forever.
Bits & Pieces
I like chick flicks. Like, really enjoy them. I also cry easily at movies, and alas… not a pretty crier.
I love to read. My favorites are historical fiction, but I’ll read most genres. I even love the smell of books.
I’m a game nerd. Total sucker for a good game night. If you need an extra, call me, I’m in!
I was an avid golfer until my first son was born. Now I’m an average golfer, but I still love it.
Gear CheckI’m a Canon girl, so that’s what you’ll find in my bag. I also love using off camera lights & reflectors to add just a little eye-sparkle and brighten faces. I keep some odds and ends to keep my younger clients entertained, like lens animals, and I travel with a few props for on-site sessions. You can find me the day of your session with all this packed to the brim in an old-school Radio Flyer wagon. Which you can also sit in for pictures, if you’re so inclined.
With newborns & babies, my goal is to show them as naturally as possible and highlight who they are. I love clean, classic, timeless looks for newborns. Not too much pageantry, but lots of layers and texture, with your new baby as the focal point of her images, and your connection with her the subject of your family images.
Babies are explorers by nature, and for milestone sessions I like to let them explore their environment and capture images that will really remind you of what they were up to at this particular stage. That includes their smiles, of course, and other expressions that come naturally to them as they check out their world.
For families, I have one focus, and it’s having fun and enjoying each other. I have lots of tricks up my sleeve to make our session more like a full-family play date. When we’re finished, you should feel like you just got to hang out and play and enjoy your family. Oh, and added bonus; you’ll have some beautiful images to remember the day.
— Aaron Siskind