Shunning the studio and predictable lighting as well as being in natural surroundings I love to create portraits of people in the places they are comfortable. Where familiarity seems to free them from the constraint of a forced smile and they can be themselves. This makes for unpredictably wonderful photographs!
Also special is the time spent together. People can relax, just settle into the presence of the camera, hang out and let something magical happen. Memorable photographs require time and then there is a singular moment when all the elements come together. This, for me, is the essence of photography. Being tuned in to when that moment is going to happen. Watching peoples faces and body language, paying attention to the environment, seeing the light dance in the viewfinder. Knowing that there is only one capture that is going to be the "right" one.