portrait photography

The 30 Project

For the last year I have been shooting a personal project called The 30 Project. This project examines a period of time that often feels like a milestone and can lead to change in ones life. It explores a tiny piece of what it means to age, how time feels to each individual, and the psychological reaction to turning 30 years old. It seeks to answer the question, “Was 30 significant, or just another year?”

I am currently in the final stages of photographing my 30 subjects, and learning about their experience turning 30 years old. Their responses to a number of questions will be paired with their final photograph, however, I am going to hold onto those thoughts until the project has been completed. For now, please enjoy their beautiful faces here.

I am very excited to be sharing these photographs with you. I have less than 10 portraits to go! More updates to come. 


Compass Agent Branding Shoot

Compass real estate brokerage started in New York City in 2013 and now has 28 offices across 9 regions. I have been working with the DC marketing team for over a year now. Each project is a collaborative effort, which I enjoy. Earlier this month, I shot 31 portraits of Compass DC real estate agents over 2 days. We did a lot of pre-production legwork so that the shoot days ran smoothly and all the moving pieces came together. We discussed lighting, posing, wardrobe, set design and how all that will work into the ads they were designing. Having a clear picture of the end product walking into a shoot day takes away any ambiguity and allows me to deliver what the client is looking for. These images ran in the Wall Street Journal and Washingtonian Magazine. Below are a handful of images from the shoot, plus a behind the scenes video that Compass produced. Enjoy!