In my previous professional life, I used my child development PhD to run preschool education programs, which focused on helping at-risk preschoolers become ready for kindergarten. Through this work, I began photographing the many moments that occurred between the adults and young children working together. The parents, teachers, and students who were involved with my programs really responded to the stories that were being told through my photographs. Soon, I had people asking if I could take family photos, senior photos, event photos.
Those experiences really influenced how I approach my work as a lifestyle, portrait and event photographer. My approach emphasizes connecting with the people that I am photographing, and my style focuses on capturing visual narratives, candid moments, and the personalities of the people in my images. I enjoy taking pictures that capture emotion, connection, and relationships - creating dynamic images that tell a story.
With my previous work in the early child care and education field, I have a particular fondness for photographing children and their families. These past experiences give me a unique perspective on capturing the images of little ones and their parents. At the same time, I have a real understanding, empathy, and patience for interacting and working with children. This helps to make our time together fun and enjoyable, and this will real come through in the photographs that we take.
Portrait sessions starting at $150 for 1/2 hour, and $300 for an hour. Packages include photography, as well as a package of digital images.
Children, Kids, Family, Lifestyle, Portraits, School
Black & White, Candid, Natural Light, Photojournalistic, Traditional, Whimsical
Rob has taken our family photos for the past two years and we keep coming back, as working with him is extremely easy from start to finish! Rob is always willing to be flexible on time and location which is very much appreciated since we are a family with two young children. Rob is a kind and warm person which I found helped me relax and actually enjoy taking the photos! His background in working with children meant that our kids found him fun and they quickly wanted to engage with him doing special poses and having silly moments that helped truly capture who they are as little people. Rob is very quick to edit photos and send proofs as soon as they are ready and we have always been impressed with how many final photos we enjoy. We feel very lucky to have found a professional photographer in our community who is affordable, talented, and skilled at working with young children.
Rob did a photo shoot of my family that I paid for a as a gift to my Mom.. First off, Rob has a great collaborative working style. His engaging personality drew out even the most reluctant photo subjects in my family, which made for much better photographs, and a less uncomfortable time for everyone involved. His creativity and knowledge of his equipment made for some amusing and entertaining situations which he was able to capture on camera. I've asked Rob to do additional photos for various other reasons since our initial shoot with him, and if anything, the quality of his work has only increased. You can't go wrong with Rob!
Steve and Dawn Stumbris
After having the chance to previously work with Rob and seeing his results, my wife and I decided he would be the right fit to take our family's first photographs. Rob was very accommodating. We decided on a location and he met us there. He was great with our children and we came away extremely happy with the photographs.