Some say photography takes something away from the moment. To me, pressing the shutter lets me live closer to the moments and the people in them. I love the feeling of honoring the beauty in things: special moments, places, relationships, nature, and above all, the inner spirit of people. The space that exists with a person or a couple when I am photographing them is exquisite to me.
My background as an actress and video producer makes for an easy, fun, and sometimes ridiculous atmosphere. I have a knack for getting my clients to truly have fun on the shoot, to let go of their resistance, and be present. I make them laugh and relax in a way that comes easily to me. There is a dynamic of photographer and subject that is peaceful and in total agreement. I learn so about many people and their stories through the lens. I experience travel, the ever-changing beauty of light, and the emotion of being alive.
As a kid I loved going to the drugstore to get my film developed. I remember the eager anticipation as I awaited the date I could pick up my order and pull the pile of photos out of the envelope for the big “reveal.” It was a magical process to me.
As a photographer, I am artist and a storyteller. Capturing life in imagery is how I choose to live. I know I am leaving something good and meaningful behind. It is joy for me to know that the photographs I take for my clients will live on for them...to reflect on the beauty of their lives and for them to share through generations.