OHIO’S PREMIER SOUL-CHASING PHOTOGRAPHER
You know that place – that place in which you dwell? That’s what I’m after.
It’s that place where your youth finds its individual voice for the first time, or your vulnerable thoughts become one with caught-off-guard belly laugh, or your hands savor the warm strength of a new love, or you hearts meet the connection of new life, or you meet the healing balm of a kindred spirit.
Sometimes it’s a place that has taken years to find but all the time, and every time, it’s a place that God has circled on the map just for you, for us – a place where our lives, and our stories intersect.
Vaalin Studio emerged from a metamorphosis of every painful sort, a suffocating process that started 26 years after my first breath of life. Tragedy happened: I didn’t ask for it; it just happened, and it happened ugly and it happened long. Twelve years after I first entered my wilderness, I surfaced as a chaser of souls – a chaser of your soul.
And that’s what I aim to find. You. There are times when I find it in the serious and there are times when I find it in the giggle but, without a doubt, I always find it.
As a fair warning, however, you should know that since 2007, I’ve been making mama’s cry, daddy’s shake their head in silent disbelief and teens beg for more. It’s never been my purposeful goal to do so, it’s simply a byproduct of like-minded souls connecting through tangible levels of trust, respect and openness – the foundation and heart of every Vaalin Studio portrait session.