Whether you need a new headshot, want to capture your children before they change, or simply want to have photographs of yourself you actually like, you're in the right place. I've been a professional photographer for more than ten years and have the experience, background and education to make this an easy and wonderful experience for you. Professional photography is unique in its ability to stop time- and bring you back to this moment years from now- let's get started.
Once you've had a chance to look through the website, please reach out and we'll have a conversation so I get a better understanding of your needs. Your session can take place in my New Haven studio or "on location". I regularly shoot in Connecticut, New York and Paris, so let me know where to meet you. If we're in the studio, your session will begin by meeting with my professional stylist to make sure you look and feel your very best, then I guide you through the photo shoot so you never have to worry about how to move or pose. In the end you will have photographs to treasure for the rest of your life.
At the end of the day the photographs we capture together become part of your story, but they aren't the whole story. I encourage you to capture & print your own photos- not just the professional ones, but also the goofy expression your five year old made at dinner the other night & that beautiful sunrise photo you captured on your last vacation. Memories should fill your life, not your hard drive.
Meaningful. Beautiful. Authentic.
Whether you need a new headshot, want to capture images of your kids before this phase of life fades away, or want to finally have beautiful images of yourself, you are in the right place. I believe your experience taking the photos is as important as the photos themselves, so I spend time to make sure your experience is wonderful. I've spent the last ten years developing my photographic style, so I encourage you to take a look through my portfolio and let me know if my style resonates with you. When done properly, photography is a wonderful experience that gives you lasting memories you'll cherish for a lifetime. Let's get started!
I opened the photography studio ten years ago in New Haven, Connecticut, passionate about the importance of capturing what's most important to us. When I'm not at the studio I love to travel, capturing new photographs for my fine art series. My work can be found in private collections around the world, and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, Forbes, MSN, and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. I am a fellow at Yale University's Morse College and live in New Haven with my husband, Paul Van Tassel, and our three kids. The photo was captured in Paris' Tuileries Gardens by Katie Donnelly.