why jump?

For some time, at the end of my sessions, I ask the person or persons I am photographing to jump. Yes, jump.

Sometimes I get a strange look and then 99% of the time, they go for it. It’s hilarious. Everyone laughs and it creates a whole new energy. And in some cases, I keep shooting after and those are the best images of the day.

And I have found that the jump is often reflective of one’s personality. I’ve had a diver look like she is about to jump into cold water, a ballerina look graceful, a former model fly in 4 inch heels perfectly, and a guy doing a guitar jam in mid-air.

Take a minute and think about the last time you jumped in the air…now go ahead and try it when no one is looking, or if you’re daring, in the middle of a crowded room. Trust me, you’ll be smiling after you land.