I started taking pictures at a very young age and have always loved cameras and editing. I would go through disposable cameras like there was no tomorrow, and patiently awaited the 4x6 prints I’d candidly shoot of friends and family. In addition to photography, I loved painting oil on canvas, drawing, dancing, and spent much of my childhood in musical theater. I always knew I wanted a career where I could be creative and express myself through art.
As I got older, I started shooting friend’s graduation/prom portraits, maternity, family sessions, etc. and occasionally boudoir with close friends. There was never a concert I’d attend without my sony cyber shot, which at the time, I thought was the coolest thing ever.
I studied film production in college and had some amazing hands-on experiences learning things like lighting, cinematography, editing, set design, and how so many elements of artistic storytelling work together.
Today, I offer a wide variety of photography services such as portraits, couples sessions, event photography, product shots, lifestyle, as well as photo editing. I’m sort of all over the place, I guess it's just my enthusiasm to capture all of the beautiful moments life has to offer. While many photographers urge to find a niche (and I totally respect that) I love being able to offer various types of photography. I shoot everything from traditional headshots to high-end environmental portraits, small informal gatherings to large-scale events across the country.
Though I definitely have days where I favor one genre over another, I never have a boring day and it allows me to connect with clients from many different walks of life. Maybe I’m still finding my path, but as long as I appreciate each moment, that’s perfectly fine with me for now.
One of my favorite things about what I do is giving people the ability to hold precious moments or creative ideas in hand to look back on and cherish. While I madly respect the genius of the trendsetters, what makes a great image to me isn’t always about how well it will do online, but more so the meaning of that moment; and how I can amplify that. I do, of course, appreciate the technical accuracy of a complex edit, or the beauty and talent that goes into a fantasy piece, but knowing I can capture a real moment to savor forever is so fulfilling to me.