Shooting weddings has changed my life. I spent my 20's as a graphic artist & art director. Feeling the need to shake things up, I went back to school for commercial photography, but came to the realization the advertising world wasn't for me anymore after shooting my first few weddings. Five years and hundreds of weddings later, I'm really happy with my choice. It’s such an honor to get to know people in their most honest and loving moments, sharing in the most exciting day of their lives. It’s really meaningful to me that I can make something people will cherish and pass down for generations.
Choosing a wedding photographer is a big decision...at the end of the day, all you have left are your photos and maybe a video. The photos themselves are very important...there are a lot of good photographers out there...but I think it takes more than just shooting ability to be a great wedding photographer. Being able to put people at ease and keep calm during stressful situations is key. A wedding photographer should always be aware of their effect on others and stay aware of what’s happening around them — balancing when to lay low and let moments happen, when to coach, and when to step in to get that really great shot.
In my work, I crave emotion…it’s the spark that makes the images come to life. I strive to capture very real and natural moments. I want my couples to not only see their beautiful images, I want them to FEEL the emotion. When my clients view their photos, they remember not just who was there and what they did, but what it felt like—the joy, the excitement, the importance of that one special day.
I think a marriage is one of the most special things we have in life. I've been married to my husband for 15 years (yes, we were babies!!) and he is still my best friend. I tear up at almost every wedding, because I love watching people start their own journey together. We have the two cutest boxers in the world (check them out on instagram: @tootieandtheboo). That's the important stuff.
In other, less important news, I've had images published in national magazines and newspapers such as TIME, The New York Times, & Esquire, blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Snippet and Ink, & Brooklyn Bride, among others, and written posts for numerous blogs including the Huffington Post, Minted and Pinhole Pro.
If you like my photography style and feel like we could be a good fit....reach out. I'd love to hear from you.