Why Misti Layne (beyond the cool name) when there are so many professionals and amateurs with nice cameras to choose from?
I tell stories with my photographs for weddings and portraits. There is a story to everything right? There is certainly one to your wedding and even to a portrait session. The in-between moments can be the best moments!
Images tell a story and they are there for me to find. It is about me watching, listening, learning and being at the ready for the instant THE image hits me and I push the button. Most anyone can take a photograph with their mobile today. But this ends up being a random moment in time. With portraiture there may be moments between the intended images that really resonate beyond the standard. This isn’t one image. It is a series of images that provoke emotion and thought. This happens with trust and openness and I know I can only get this if you trust me and I am open enough for you to do that. When there is this intimacy, I can get to the heart of the images and that is when the storytelling photography happens.
This is about you, not me. It is your dream wedding, your celebration of a new baby, your wish to capture four generations of an ever expanding family or even just a new head shot for a new job. Every person, event, need and desire are individualistic to you. I don’t do this for extra money-it’s my entire life. I don’t do this because I like taking pictures-it’s my passion. I don’t do this because I have a nice camera-I do this because there is nothing else I desire to do. Period.