"It is your job to live through and enjoy these times, it is my job to help you remember them forever."
When I sit and think about who I am, well I am a Christian - active in my church, a wife, a mother, a photographer... I'm friendly, loving, willing to please, passionate about what I think is right. I wouldn't say I am all that adventurous, but I like to dream big. Chocolate is something that I can't seem to give up, but when I am motivated nothing can stop me! I love my family, the beach (ocean or lake), a good happy movie and surprising people.
I grew up on Cape Cod, MA, but I can't swim and don't like fish. I've also never been on a whale watch! I met my husband online when that sort of thing wasn't very popular yet, but we've been together since 2001, married since 2002 and have two handsome, wonderful boys, so we must be doing something right.
I think I've always been a photographer. It came naturally to me. My love of photography began in nature and landscapes. It wasn't until I moved to NY that I decided to dive in professionally with portraits and weddings. It makes sense to do what you love, so I did! I take a natural approach with my work. The connection and emotion that I capture in my sessions are what you will see in my pictures. I'm not one to tell you where to stand, how to hold your head and when to smile. I prefer to let you do what you do best, but glad to guide when needed.
In 2009 I started volunteering my time for various ministries and organizations. My photography has always been a gift from God, it only makes sense to share that gift with others.
What am I doing these days? Giving myself a break from the sometimes harsh "business" aspect of photography allowed me to see what came next. Maternity and newborn sessions are still a high priority along with the various ministries and organizations I help out, but weddings are a thing of the past. I enjoyed every aspect of the wedding photography process, but some injuries kept me from participating in the very long days a wedding requires. I am thankful for the time I had in that area. I now take on smaller events, programs and performances and truly enjoy capturing the essence of a different performance or show each time. Regardless of what changes occur and where I go next, my vision... my heart... and my lens remains the same.