I've had a love for capturing special moments in life for as long as I can remember! My favorite part about photographs is that it can feel like traveling back in time to that moment and place. Sometimes when I look at a photo, I can smell the food in the little shop that I had passed by or feel the chill of the autumn air. I think of my camera as a special little time machine for myself and others to help encompass these feelings and memories into pictures so that we can always look back at them and relive them.
I started my photography journey in the darkroom of one of my college classes. I would say my path to learning photography is a lot more unique than other photographers. The first camera I picked up and learned how to use was a film camera (compared to many photographers who started on digital first), and I absolutely love that.
Learning film first has allowed me to take a step back and question the purpose of the photo I'm taking, make a connection between the viewer and my subject, and take something with intention and emotion.
I love photographing things that make you think and feel something. Some of my favorite images from other photographers are ones that evoke emotion and feeling, even if the subject is simply just of nature. Those are the types of photographs I want to always produce.
I find that whenever I'm photographing someone's love through my lens, I want to capture them exactly as they are in that moment, and all of their past moments together. My goal when you get your photos back is to make you feel seen as a human being, in a special kind of light you might not have seen in yourself. ♡
09. what is your biggest strength in being visible online?
I feel like my kindness and ability to connect with people on different levels is a talent in itself. I always want to make sure others feel seen. ♡
08. What is your favorite social platform?
07. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Wake up, drink matcha, make breakfast and practice yoga
06. what is your favorite morning routine?
a. Oat Milk Matcha Latte
c. Gin + Tonic
d. Moscow Mule
05. Drink of choice
My little shiba girl Ren ♡
04. What is one thing you can't live without?
b. Free People
03. what is one store are you most likely to shop for life?
Iced Matcha Latte with Oat Milk + Cinnamon :)
02. How do you take your matcha?
b. Attack on Titan
d. All of the above
01. what is currently on Your Netflix watch list?
Fun Facts About Naomi
Traveling to different locations
Walks on the beach
Having fun exploring