"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.' - Paul Caponigro
Paul could not have said it more perfectly when it comes to my approach to portrait photography. I had a session with Zoe Claire a few weeks back and it never ceases to amaze me the difference it makes just by having a portrait session in an environment that someone is passionate about.
I have photographed Zoe on multiple occasions and every session with her has turned out beautifully.
Her big blue eyes, long blonde hair and perfect features helps to dress up any photo.. but something magical happened when we decided to have her portrait session with her pet horse. It is like a part of her was awakened and she was in a whole new world.
I think, by far, these recent photographs of her are my favorite because I feel these images truly represent who she is at this time in her life.. and that is what a photo should do.. it documents not only your appearance but who you are as well.