Welcome to Bellus Photography!
Bellus is a latin word that means "handsome, charming, pretty" and describes my vision perfectly. You see, as a photographer, I naturally see the beauty in everyone I photograph. My approach is authentic, and I value the relationships that develop with every one of my clients. I believe in a full-service approach to my sessions and will be with you to plan every detail. From our first phone consultation to the final delivery of images, the process is directed with care and attention to the details that will make the session a success!
Growing up, my Dad had a camera around his neck pretty much at all times. He documented everything! From the wings of airplanes, to photos of day to day life, he captured everything. I guess it was in my blood, and I began photographing people around high school about 1985 (ouch, that seems so long ago!) and was soon obsessed with the capturing moments and action around school for our yearbook.
When I was young, I dreamed I would find a career in publishing in New York city for Glamour Magazine or Cosmopolitan. I never quite made it there but never lost the love of fashion and editorial imagery. Fast forward to today, and I create magazine style portraits for every day people.Today my focus is creating beautiful portraits for my clients.
What would you be if you weren't a photographer?
I would probably a surgeon. Ha. Just kidding. I wasn't a fantastic student :(
But I did love graphic design and wanted to work in the publishing industry in New York city when I was in high school. I actually did interview for a job with Glamour magazine way back in the day. They didn't give me the job because they said I seemed too hyper to sit in a desk all day. They were probably right!
What's your favorite genre to photograph?
I adore action photography and would love to photograph on the sidelines of an NFL football one day. It's my secret dream.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I am a Canon girl! My camera body is the R6 and it is a beast. My favorite lens is the 70-200 2.8. I could share my favorite studio lighting but that's a bit boring and I will spare you :)
A Few Kind Words...
Paige was amazing to work with! She made me feel comfortable and I connected very well with her, which made my photos come out even better! She’s artistic, enthusiastic, and has a great imagination for photography.