With over 1000 sessions under my belt, I have the experience to:
elicit playful smiles
find beautiful light
choose gorgeous session spots
create beautiful prints and books for you
I know the thought of a photo session may be stressful. But I promise that in one fun outing, we can document your beautiful family and create heirlooms for your home.
I began my professional career as a scientist, and as far from photography as it may seem, science - especially biology - does inform my practice. I earned a PhD in biological anthropology from Yale by studying chimpanzees (I trained them to pee in cups for me so I could analyze their hormone levels!). I gained at least two skills that are essential to this line of work: 1) an ability to observe and anticipate behavior, and 2) a complete imperturbability when it comes to getting peed on. And if you are going to photograph dogs and naked babies, this is not an unimportant skill! :-)
Photography lets my creativity fly, it introduces me to new, wonderful people daily, and it allows me the independence that I crave. I love capturing the moments for families that I miss now that my own children are older (13 and 17, already - where did the time go?). My photographs of my family are by far my most treasured possessions.
Did you know I also create family films? These documentary videos are set to licensed music and can be added on to any photo session. Ask for more details!
MY FAVORITE THINGS
Personal projects are creative outlets and provide a space to hone new techniques. Click the photos to the left to see my personal work on each of these projects.
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