“Photography is a love affair with life..” – Burke Uzzle
I am a portrait photographer. There are so many great photographers who turn their lens exclusively to landscapes, buildings, sporting events or birds. I LOVE PEOPLE. I really think it’s because I grew up in a too small house with very loving parents, five overly affectionate sisters, and a revolving mix of pet animals. Our environment certainly shapes us and I can do many things because of my upbringing. But, I can’t eat solo in a restaurant or sit by myself in a movie theater because being alone in any room other than the bathroom is weird.
The point behind all of this is that I believe, beyond mastering the technical skills of lighting and equipment, being a “people person” is a key characteristic of a great portrait photographer. The images we create together are about connection, and that connection is born out of comfort and genuine interest. I would love to meet you, get to know you, photograph you and create amazing images that are genuinely YOU.
“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know, I photograph.” – Annie Leibovitz
Copyright 2017 by Joyce Maranto. Copying of Images is Prohibited.