A Virginia native, I grew up in McLean, Va and pursued an Acting career from age 18 attending Virginia Commonwealth University and achieved a BFA in Theatre Performance. After many years on stage, on-camera in TV, Film and as a Voice Actor, I eventually made my way to the other side of the camera as a Video Producer and Editor. I have passionately studied the camera, lighting, posing and editing for photography for the past 15 years-it's what I love and what I devote myself to "mastering" in my life.
Now, as a Portrait and Branding Photographer, my joy is creating pictures that let me live closer to the moments in life and to give my clients a wide variety of authentic reflections of themselves . The 30 years in front-of and behind the camera has developed in me a unique ability to direct my clients, to relax them into letting their personality and spirit shine through. My background has nurtured a deeper understanding of production, lighting, posing and, especially, how to inspire authentic emotion from my subjects . I believe both the experience I create and the images I capture reflect this unique blending of my skilled experience, my soul and my personality.
Creating an unforgettable experience for my clients is at the heart of what drives me. A session that allows you to feel pampered like a supermodel, feel "seen" and to have fun letting your personality out in front of a camera is my goal in every session. With a full wardrobe consultation, professional Hair and Makeup and an in-depth personal and business consult you will feel at ease with me fully by the time your shoot day arrives. You will walk away with not only a wide variety of images reflecting who you are but also with an expanded confidence and sense of yourself which will directly translate into your life.
My history in theatre and film makes connecting with my clients easy and natural. I will help you to truly have fun on the shoot, to let go of any resistance, and be present. I will direct and pose you in the most complimentary lighting, wardrobe choices and body poses . My superpower is to elicit spontaneous moments of energy from you-all I need is for you to trust and give over to the experience. You will be surprised how much the shoot will give you, especially in "meeting" yourself in a new way.
Capturing my clients, the ever-changing beauty of light, and emotion is what lights ME up. Honoring the beauty in all things: special moments, places, relationships, nature, and above all, the inner spirit of people is my joy.
As a photographer, I am artist and storyteller. Capturing life in imagery is how I choose to live. It is joy for me to know that the photographs I take for my clients will live on for them...to reflect the beauty of their lives and for the images to be shared through generations.