Our living room was filled with my dad's photography of the Grand Canyon and San Francisco, trips he and my mom took together long before I was born. My dad owned a film camera, with all the interchangeable lenses, and was basically my personal photographer from a young age. It's no wonder I was attracted to photography and have a love of travel.
I bought my first "big girl" DSLR in college, before taking a trip to St. Maarten. From there, I taught myself Photoshop and then took a Digital Media Art course in college to reinforce what I had learned and better my skills. During grad school for teaching, I took several photography classes, learning that there was an art to composition.
The way I got into photographing people was purely happenstance. My friend's sister was an actress, in school at Boston University. She needed head shots. From there, I photographed a friend's bootcamp, a cookbook (available on Amazon ooo la la), and some more head shots. I started networking in DC and got into photographing families, regularly. Then, I asked a friend who was a wedding photographer if he ever needed help with weddings.
I never thought I would like photographing weddings, to be honest. It's a high pressure environment where you're responsible for capturing the most important and memorable moments of someone's life! Unexpectedly, I loved it. As a teacher, I was used to working amongst chaos, managing multiple things at once and adjusting when things don't always go according to plan. I got to bask in the love two people have for each other and there's nothing more rewarding than capturing those timeless moments.
By day, I teach children. Photography is my second gig, where I can have a chance to create and interact with some adults! Plus, due to it not being my sole source of income, I've the creative freedom to only take jobs that I connect with, with clients I love. Let me help you capture your special day or the special people in your life. Let's make a moment into a memory.