The first time I developed my own photos in a darkroom I was 16 years old. Being able to transform the image I envisioned in my mind onto paper by first developing the delicate film in a canister to eventually projecting as a print was an art that had a magical quality to it. To actually stop a moment in time to create an image that would last forever as a part of history was amazing to me. Of course today photography has evolved to a digital craft where the end result varies from the many post production techniques available to multimedia artists around the globe. The possibilities of creating extraordinary, stunning images from a single simple photograph is endless.
My dad bought a 35mm SLR Olympus camera when I was 9 and I’ve been hooked ever since. My career as a professional photographer actually earning a living off of my images began in 2007 . However, I have been working as an artist in the multimedia field for over 15 years as both a freelance illustrator, and art director in graphic design/web development. In addition, I worked as a consultant for the artist, Thomas Kinkade, from 2000-2007. I hold a Master of Arts degree from Montclair University and both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts for my undergrad work, attending both Montclair and F.I.T in New York city.
I took a step back from web developing and graphic design to follow my real passion. I decided to take my love and passion for the art of photography to a more serious interest and began working with clients on a regular basis after leaving Thomas Kinkade. Today I enjoy taking photographs full-time for a wide range of clients, from newborns and children, to young adults and families. I was lucky enough to grow up in New Jersey where I was exposed to many traditions, art, food, and religions. I love the metro area back home- from the galleries in Soho to the Met on the upper East Side . The architecture, lifestyle, and scenery of my childhood is what initally drew me to photography. Today my husband and I travel the world with our 4 children so they can experience all the richness and culture that life has to offer and I always have my gear en tow.
I love the magic of a photograph. I love looking at a image in awe, whether it belongs to one of the many talented photographers I admire, or from my own gallery. When a person can look at a photograph and instantly feel a connection with the colors, the mood, the composure it is truly a captivating moment. But, most importantly to me I want my clients to LOVE the way they look in the cherished images. My goal has always been and will always remain for individuals to see themselves in their photos and fall in love with who they are every time. That is what I strive for.