These "About Me" pages all sound the same after a while - you don't really need to know what age I started taking pictures - I don't even know when it was! What you do need to know:
I am obsessed with creating as well as documenting/being inspired by the creativity of others and the beauty of nature.
I will be taking photographs for the rest of my life, it's a simple (and exciting) fact!
I am fascinated by people who are authentic, true to themselves, and brave enough to show that to the world - or my camera. I also know how hard that is sometimes, and I will fully support you. Your session with me is a safe space that I treat with respect and privacy.
I want to help you look amazing in photographs, but I want you to look like YOU, not like a fake airbrushed supermodel. Trust me, you are much more beautiful and unique!
I believe in an honest exchange of energy for my time and work - and the most common form of that energy is money. I am open to other kinds of exchanges or bartering on occasion, but please be appreciative of the time, money, and equipment I have invested into a session with you. I promise to bring the best of what I have to offer you, at a rate that is reasonable and sustainable for myself.
So that's what you need to know - that's the photographer "me". But there are many other sides to me as well...
I live in northern NJ with my amazing husband and son and we are owned by two cats (Josephine and Stevie). I am addicted to learning new things, from crafts/jewelry/knitting to horseback riding to henna to fire spinning to e-courses. We attend Burning Man and local burner or alternative events. We are adventurous homebodies, currently planning our next adventure! We are both gamers and geeks, and enjoy geocaching. I'm a Scorpio, a Reiki master, former vegetarian (it is the bacon's fault....), a Doctor Who/Buffy/Firefly/Neil Gaiman fan, an Instagram addict, and occasionally a jogger. I believe life is lived in each moment and that gratitude, a positive attitude, and love will always conquer all.Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~ Steve JobsSnapshots on Flickr
- they are usually just snapshots, from here on out all my professional sessions and portfolio are on zenfolio.My Instagram feed
- a really fun iPhone app that I enjoy!Photography Blog
- still under construction as wellFacebook TwitterTumblrLet’s play together!
As I am building my portfolio, I am looking for interesting photo opportunities.Photo Sessions
A regular photo session would be your typical family portrait, engagement photo shoot, boudoir session, pet photos, headshots, etc. The session can take place in your home, out in a public location, or in a rented studio.No Weddings?
No. At this time, I will not offer services for weddings based on a simple fact. I have one camera. Professional wedding photographers should have 2-3 cameras and ample equipment so that if one piece fails, there will still be photos of this once in a lifetime opportunity. I would be more than willing to be a second-shooter as an assistant to main photographer, but must turn down other offers.
However, I would LOVE to do a trash-the-dress photo session (the dress does not necessarily have to be ruined!) or an engagement session with you!Client Education and Rights
Often, people hire a professional photographer without fully understanding their rights or the legalities of what they can or cannot do with the photos. Whether you hire me or someone else, I implore you to read the page on Client FAQs
on my blog for a better understanding. It will help you to make sure you get what YOU want, at a price that is reasonable for both you and the photographer.