I am a gypsy at heart, who has wandered the world and found my home in my family. Had you asked me 12 years ago if I would still be living in Buffalo, I would have most assuredly told you no - my plans were to move back to the west coast, to Scotland, to Thailand, or anywhere else that lit my wandering heart that week. But I met my husband and was smitten immediately. We married in 2008, and I found my stable place, my heart and my home. While I still love to travel, I love having a home.
I developed my first picture when I was 6 years old, in the at-home darkroom of my aunt. It was terribly blurry (because 6 year old me wasn’t that great at keeping still), but something about watching a blank page become a black and white forest of trees made me fall in love with photography. Through the years, countless hours spent in darkrooms developing terrible pictures (yes I started with film), the learning curve of digital (which I swore I would never use), and eventually having my own children all helped me love that photography gave me the ability to cement a passing moment in time for generations to see and allowing me to tell a story through my unique vision.
My goal as a photographer is to tell the story of you. Your day is about you as a couple, about your two families joining together to merge into one, with you guys being what is holding those two families together. I like to make my photography about you more than me. I've been photographing weddings for over 10 years now, and have learned a LOT over the years. I am willing to do whatever it takes to get picture of you as real as you can be. I can give you instructions that help loosen you up, and get real smiles from everyone involved, but sometimes those quite moments when you think no one is paying attention are the best. I love the authentic love and laughter that happens when you forget about the camera and just start enjoying your time with me.
My story of “me” wouldn’t be complete without these three: