I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." - Audrey Hepburn
Why hello there, darling!
I grew up loving art of all mediums, winning awards for needlepoint in 3rd grade, the "most artistic" award in 6th grade, and getting the senior superlative of "the next Georgia O'Keefe"... I absolutely loved photography in high school. I made pinhole cameras and worked in the dark room, and even started learning "digital photography" - which back then, was scanning negatives and very different from today's digital photography. ,I would take my dog on a weekly "photography walk", in order to allow myself time to just focus completely on images and light, capturing beauty around me while being extra vigilant for what I might find. One Saturday when my dog Penny and I were on our photography walk, though, she was hit by a speeding car and killed. I blamed myself for her death, and put my camera down. I focused instead on painting, sculpture, metal work, and studied just about everything possible in the Studio Arts at collegebesides photography.
It took me four years to fully forgive myself for Penny's death. I graduated college, got married, and worked in a few very different roles. Throughout, I most enjoyed those jobs which were most people-focused. Once my first daughter was born, I picked my camera back up and fell immediately back in love with photography.
I joke that I have no memories before the age of 12, but those I do have are tied to photographs. I love that photographs help me to recall beautiful moments, old friends, loved ones who are far away, and more. I believe all artwork is a reflection of the beauty of creation, and a way of marveling over the Creator. I love that in my images, I'm able to celebrate people, their love, their joy, their experiences... I love to find the best in people and bring it to light and I would be honored to do the same for you.
Thank you so much for visiting my website and learning a little bit more about me. Cheers!
In life, we're born into a family who inherently teaches and influences us. In a vocation, we find our own family of sorts to do the same. I'd like to thank the myriad of great photographer friends I've made in the Connecticut and New York area, and most especially my mentor, Lam Nguyen of Lam Photography, for all of their support, encouragement, and friendship over the years. Knowing each of them has been a blessing to me personally, as well as to my craft.