As versatile as they come.
I've had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I'd steal my parent's polaroid camera and make my cats put on fashion shows. To today where I'm wielding three to four cameras running around like a maniac trying to catch every perfect moment. I have over 20 years of experience as a photographer and I like to think it shows.
I think one of the things that makes me good at my job is my intense passion for it. I fall in love with every subject. I feel like so much of my work is trying to show everybody how beautiful the world is along with so many of the people living in it.
I have a literal lifetime of experience documenting my life and the people around me it only makes sense that I fell into wedding photography. The energy is what gives me life. I thrive in chaos.
I remember when I finally got my first digital camera. I was probably like 14. It was that slidey one Justin Timberlake was showing off all the time. I took that thing with me everywhere. I think those photos are probably buried on one of my old external hard drives I've been dragging around forever. It's so old you have to plug it into a wall to get it running!
I took a film class my senior year of high school and I had this badass teacher Mr. Z. He was great, and that was the last year that my school had a photo class. They shut it down sadly, but I made out like a bandit because of it. Mr. Z gave me a bunch of film and a camera and we had this master plan to sneak me an enlarger as well, but it got nabbed by the big guys up top before the end of the day.
I went to a two year school in Ohio of all places which I refer to as a "photo boot camp" where I learned all the ins and outs of photography and all the rules, and lemme tell you, they were sticklers for the 'rules' of photography. I learned them, and the second I graduated I started breaking them and that's where I began to develop my style.
After a short stint in Santa Barbara and then Back to Ohio, I moved to Chicago where I enrolled in Columbia College Chicago where I was hoping to get into fashion photography. I was there for about two years before I dropped out. I was working as a real estate photographer and also the head photographer for a local zine in my neighborhood, Logan Square.
In 2016 after traveling around the country for about two months with no real direction I landed back in Vermont where I grew up.
I lived on a horse farm in Westmore and got a job at a Camera Store in Burlington.
Over the next year, I moved to Burlington, left the camera store, and launched my very own photography business. Of all the wild and crazy stories I've lived, this one has been the craziest thing I ever did, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you.
I currently reside in Montpelier Vermont in a cute little house on a hill in the woods. I love plants and gardening, and try to go swimming and paddle boarding as often as possible.