Let's get to know each other, shall we? I suppose I'll go first...
I can't sleep without my baby blanket.
I am the mother of two boys and i'm obsessed with the dimple-cheeked smiles their daddy passed down to them.
i never shoot a gig without carrying a bracelet my mom gave me just before I photographed my first wedding.
there are few things that comfort me more than the gentle presence of Joey, my female German Shorthaired Pointer.
I love camping, the scent of wood fires and pine, and the sound of tent zippers as they open and close.
I like to cook, but I've never followed a recipe in my life.
I was barefooted and blissfully happy the day my husband and I were married on the same tract of land that my great grandmother was born on on the shores of Lake George.
I PUT EXTRA SPICES AND CONDIMENTS ON NEARLY EVERYTHING I EAT AND I LOVE CUCUMBERS ON MY PIZZA.
I'M A TRAVEL JUNKIE - SOME PEOPLE COLLECT THINGS, I COLLECT PLACES.
every single time I head out to shoot a wedding, my husband hugs me tight and tells me two things: "You're gonna to do great" and "Knock 'em dead, babe." and his words ring out in my mind all day long and keep me moving.
I love the awesome power that accompanies the ability to freeze time in photographs, and I have to pinch myself every morning when I wake up to the realization that my favorite hobby and one of my life's biggest passions is actually my "job".
13 years in business
100% loving every minute!
SINCE I WAS A CHILD MY WAY OF SEEING THE WORLD HAS CENTERED UPON A BOTTOMLESS AND BITTERSWEET AWARENESS THAT NO SINGLE MOMENT HAPPENS TWICE. THIS KNOWLEDGE HAS ALWAYS ROUSED A DISQUIET WITHIN THAT IS HARNESSED WHEN I SEIZE A FLEETING MOMENT IN ITS FIRST, FINAL, AND SOLITARY BEAUTY BY CAPTURING IT THROUGH A PHOTO. THIS IS WHY I LOVE TO TAKE PICTURES; THEY ALLOW ME TO EAT UP THE WORLD WITHIN VIEW AND TASTE EVERY MOMENT -- BITTER OR SWEET.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ART OF APPRECIATION. THUS, I PREFER AN IMAGE THAT RENDERS ITS SUBJECTS IN ALL THE SPLENDOR OF THEIR AUTHENTICITY, THAT DEPICTS WHATEVER QUALITY CAPTIVATED MY APPRECIATION AT FIRST GLANCE. PERFECTION DOESN'T ENCHANT ME; REALITY DOES. AND SO EACH PICTURE I TAKE ALLOWS ME TO CAPTURE WHAT I FIND ENCHANTING IN ITS OWN RIGHT WITH THE HOPE THAT LATER, WHEN I RE-VIEW IT, IT WILL REVEAL ITSELF ANEW AND STIR MY HEART TO QUICKEN.
IN ADDITION TO MY LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, I AM EQUALLY ENAMORED BY WORDS. I HOLD A MASTERS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN THERAPEUTIC WRITING, AND I FORMERLY TAUGHT WRITING COURSES AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ, THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE, AND SAGE COLLEGE. I AM PERENNIALLY FASCINATED BY THE CONCEPT THAT TWO OF MY GREATEST PASSIONS ARE SO DIVERGENT IN NATURE; IN SOME RESPECT I SUPPOSE I TURNED TO PHOTOGRAPHY AS A WAY TO TELL THE STORIES WORDS CANNOT CAPTURE. I COULD WRITE FOR HOURS ABOUT THE SWEET FUZZ ON A NEWBORN'S BACK, A SHARED LOOK BETWEEN A COUPLE IN LOVE, OR THE EXPRESSION OF DELIGHT ON A CHILD'S FACE WHEN SHE GIGGLES, BUT OFTEN I PREFER A PHOTO TO SPEAK THE STORIES ONLY IT CAN TELL.
I'D LOVE THE CHANCE TO TELL YOUR STORY, SO COME SAY HELLO AND TELL ME ALL ABOUT WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART BEAT FAST!