When I engage with an individual or a family for a portrait session, I do everything I can to set them up for success. That means getting to know my clients. Helping to find the location that best suits their personality. Helping them make appropriate wardrobe and prop choices. Choosing a time and a place that we will have the best light and best conditions. But most importantly, it means making them feel comfortable enough to be themselves. When my clients are at ease and experiencing joy —whether it’s a child chasing a leaf, or a grandmother surrounded by her extended clan—that is when I have the privilege of preserving a special moment in time.
In addition to being a professional photographer, I’m a wife and a Mom to two young kids. I know what it’s like to try to pose a family. When you tell a kid to smile, the result is often inauthentic at best. When you ask a teenage boy who lives in sweats to put on a tie, he may have a hard time being himself. And the resulting photos will show it. That’s why I stay relaxed and approachable when I take photographs—and encourage you to do the same. I prefer to use natural light, whenever possible. And I strive to capture those moments of authenticity—whenever and wherever they appear—always mindful of composition, light, and perspective.
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My desire to capture and preserve moments in time began at an early age. In the 1980s I began photographing as a hobby. My interest quickly turned into a passion, and after comprehensive education, ultimately a business. In 2007 I gave up my 12+-year career in publishing and marketing to become a full-time photographer, capturing moments for individuals and families in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. I continue to learn and expand my photography skills through education and training.