Honestly, there is nothing better than real moments, no screens, but what’s happening in your life. When those moments come along, we never want to let them go. Observing, capturing and delivering them up is what I do and it makes me happy.
Who am I?
I am a bit of a wanderer, who recently found my way back home. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, but had the opportunity to live in Denver, where I first picked up a film camera, and never let go. I had thought I would become a great skier, but instead, I found Photography and the need to play with light. My real job took me to Chicago where I experienced a wonderful city, better honed my photography skills and learned how to process film. I loved discovering the darkroom and developing my prints. Photography became a way of capturing the world around me and refining a new skill that I enjoyed.
On a trip back to Philly, for a friend’s wedding I incorporated some things from a class assignment. What I captured, had me hooked on my version photojournalism. I told their story from my perspective, the moments and interactions I now had on film–one look of pure happiness on the groom’s face is priceless. I knew then, what my ultimate goal was, and it warmed my heart.
I did move back to Philadelphia and met a pretty nice guy, who later became my husband. We had our first son and life was really good. I was soon able to pursure my photography business full time, while our little man became the most photographed kid in town. Then, my husband’s company made an offer he could not refuse. So, we moved to Rome, Italy for 3.5 years. During that time, things got even better, we added another boy, and we are now a family of four.
I cannot measure my time in Italy in terms of my growth, personally and professionally. Not only was I able to learn a new language, dive deeper into my knowledge of history, grow our family, capture amazing images, but I met people from around the world. Another bonus — my wine knowledge has increased a bit, just enough to make me dangerous.
Meeting many people through my wedding and portrait work, still fuels me. I have enjoyed getting to know them and capturing key moments, some planned and some not. I have loved every minute of it and possibly do the same for you. I do travel for weddings, and my Italian is not so bad, so let’s connect!