I am a portrait and wedding photographer based in Queens, NY. I was born and raised in Michigan, although I live on the east coast, my heart is in the Read more [...]
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Originally from Long Island, I grew up outside of Charlotte, NC. I traveled abroad and lived in Golden, CO for a several years after college, but moved back to North Carolina — this time to the beautiful mountains of Asheville — in 2010. North Carolina just feels like home to me.
When it comes to weddings, I know them inside and out. And beyond just the photography side. Before following my photography dream, I was a dining room manager at a country club and an event coordinator at an event venue. So I understand the hard work that goes into any large event. I even considered becoming a sommelier!
But the pull of photography was too strong. After earning my photography degree and assisting other professional photographers, I went out on my own in 2012 and haven’t looked back. I love the freedom and satisfaction from running my own business.
When I’m not working, I love to travel and spend time in nature — mountain biking, rafting, or camping with my dog. I also practice yoga and can make a mean chicken parmesan!
In addition to doing wedding and portrait photography for clients, I’ve also had photographs published in WNC Magazine and Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Why I Love Photography
First of all, I love having the opportunity to capture a moment in time, a moment that will never happen again. Whether it’s a couple sharing vows on their wedding day, or the peaceful face of a tiny newborn, it’s such an honor to be an unobtrusive witness to these unique moments.
I also love the intimacy of working one-on-one with a couple or a family. At weddings, I get to whisk the bride and groom off for a few minutes of couple-only photo time and get a special view into their romance. With family portraits, I get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their daily lives. I’m so lucky that I get to meet so many new people and be a part of their lives.
And finally, I adore the chance to give people something they truly love. Photographs of sacred times are something people will cherish for the rest of their lives. Being able to provide that to my clients is my real reward.
How I Work
If I were to describe my style in one word, it would be: natural. I don’t do a lot of posing because I like people to express their authentic selves. That way, the photos will truly reflect the people in them.
My goal is to help you relax and feel comfortable. After all, having your special photos taken should be fun and stress-free! I’m a cheerful, positive person and I bring that to my work.
It’s also really important to me to uphold my commitments. That means responding to inquiries promptly, being 100% dependable, and getting your photos to you quickly.