When someone hires me for a portraiture, they are hiring me to capture their personality and passions. This is Environmental Portraiture. My objective is to learn as much about the subject or subjects so that I can create a setting for our session that is comfortable and natural. Some people say "We love the beach" however, it is not that simple. I want to know what they love about the beach. Maybe it is an experience they shared as a family like building sandcastles or digging for shells. When my clients look at these images ten years from now, I want them to stir emotions; not just be a bunch of pretty faces!