I love art and the creative process of making it. As a child I would use a pencil to create images of anything that struck my imagination. Later, I began to experiment with different mediums, like oils, etching, and watercolor. I was particularly captivated by faces, especially the eyes, which seemed to tell a story. I began drawing portraits of my friends’ children (for a modest commission – usually lunch). Thus began the planting of the seed of a not yet known career......
After I married, I accepted a position as a school portrait photographer. Photographing over 500 students in 2 hours was not necessarily my idea of “art”. However, it was an introduction to the medium of film. While expectant with my first child, my husband presented me with a gift – my first professional quality camera. Happily snapping photos of my newborn son with my well-earned “push present”, I realized the “art” in photography. There I was, capturing in a moment those faces I had been so enchanted with in my younger years. I soon realized, this was something I loved to do and I was actually quite good at. For me, the camera had a certain je ne sais quoi. I was hooked.
Fast forwarding to the present, I have now spent the past 13 years as a studio manager and photographer – specializing in family portraits. 5 years ago, I made the decision to start my own business as a professional photographer. Unsure of how I would fare in the uber competitive world of professional photography, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my passion for photography, and ability to earn a living at it, had collided into a career. Every anniversary present, every “wish list” item has included camera equipment. I am certain I own close to 200 pounds of equipment (myself not included).
My photographic style is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I choose to take the time to get to know my subjects on a personal level. I want to know the backstory of their lives in order to capture the moment in time for which they have entrusted me. It is as important to me, as it is to my clients, to deliver a finished product that not only fulfills their expectations, but surpasses them. Looking at my client’s faces while they review the photographs, is the most rewarding and fulfilling feeling I can have.
The investment in a professional photography session is personal and varies. However, there is no denying the positive outcome of doing so. You cannot pause time, so why not capture it in a portrait? I am always honored to be asked to be the composer of such an exquisite fragment of people’s lives.
I’d love to talk to you about your needs, vision and wishes. Don’t hesitate to contact me through any of the following methods: