Photography came to me at a time when I needed it most – it was like walking right into what I was created to do. It fit me, my personality, my strengths. It had me constantly thinking, changing, growing and it makes me feel alive to know that tomorrow will never be the same as today. I firmly believe each person was created to use their specific abilities and passions to bless others, no matter the industry, I am certain this is mine. The process and journey I go through with each client is the most fulfilling experience and I will never get tired it or take for granted the responsibility and blessing I have with this career. i will never not be a photographer, not on any day of my life, not in any moment. it’s who i am.
I have been a pack rat since early childhood – horrible for my closet space – great for looking back through my life. I feel a deep connection to things and the memories attached to them and I will never be able to disconnect the feeling within a memory from a place, a smell, a keepsake. The only possessions truly worth keeping are those that hold an intense memory to an experience in your life. Photos are the best way to capture an experience in your life and that your photos should tell your story without you even speaking a word. I feel this to my core and it fits so perfectly with being a photographer. It allows me to create timeless memories for others and to tell their stories with an image.
I’ll come out and say it: I’m not for everyone. I will always stay true to my style and the creativity that I’m drawn to in photography. I want to capture who you really are and in natural lighting – you know, the kind God created. If you’ve looked at my work felt emotion or feel like you know the people in them, it is likely that we will work great together. I bring joy and true passion for creativity to what I do, an addiction to perfection and pull to create things I have yet to do. I want to get to know you. You’re not a number or just a photo package. I shoot with you as if we are old friends and we will be by the end of our session. I want to display your quirks, personality, and true self. We will laugh, play, giggle, scream and create an experience. this is about stories, it’s not just about pictures. i don’t mess around, i go for the jugular. i stop, i look and watch…i dont just raise up my camera to snap. i watch. i want to create a killer frame. i want to make art, and i do.
I’d love for you to let me tell your story.
Images Sean Flanigan