I believe our memories are our most precious possessions- so what we capture, how we capture & display them, are critical parts of the process. I am honored that my clients entrust me to help them capture what's most important to them. My ultimate goal is to help people collect a lifetime of beautiful moments & also help them find ways to keep those moments alive for them everyday. I am a mom of three, so I understand very well the complexities of juggling schedules & activities, but I also see my clients' joy everyday when they see their beautiful moments frozen in time. I love what I do- not just because I love photography and working with people, but because I get to see the power of a photograph on my clients faces and hear the stories of how meaningful those moments are throughout their lives.
I've had the great fortune to be able to spend a fair amount of time traveling, and am always amazed by the beauty in the world around me. Wherever I go, I try to collect images of the beauty around me, as well as unique items I can add to the studio, including a vintage top hat and laces from Paris, as well as beautiful silks from China.
I once heard an artist say that you can only shoot the way you see the world. I see the world through rose-colored glasses. I personally focus on the positive, the inspiring and the beautiful- and I focus my lens on those things, as well. There are many incredibly talented photographers who focus on the raw or difficult aspects of life, but those moments are not part of my portfolio simply because they don't reflect how I see the world.
At the heart of it all is my own family; I am married to an amazing man and have three great kids. As a mom, I want desperately for my own kids to feel connected to their past, as well as for us all to cherish the moments we are living right now. I take pictures of my own family, but also schedule an annual family photo shoot for that specific reason. Looking for advice on how to capture your own family? Check out the studio's blog for ideas!
I love good food & wine... and the experiences that generally go with them (family & friends, beautiful locations, etc.). In fact, whenever I describe my work to people, I almost always correlate it back food. :) Thankfully I occasionally have the opportunity to combine my love of food & photography, working with restaurants and markets in the region!
It's most important to me that I capture moments my clients will treasure forever, but I have also been honored to receive awards for my work, and had the opportunity to see my photographs appear in numerous publications, including: The New York Times, NationalGeographic.com, CNN.com, MSN.com, Forbes.com, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, & more.
I believe in breaking the script. I believe that beauty begins the moment we decide to be ourselves (to quote Coco Chanel). I believe in keeping your heels, head & standards high... and I believe photographs are the best way to connect us to our past, to our present and to the world around us.