Photography is my passion. I thrive on inspiration. Being a professional photographer brings me satisfaction by giving people an awesome and enjoyable photographic experience.

There is nothing better than professional pictures of people that you love. This is why I photograph weddings and portraits for others. I have shot hundreds of weddings and have learned so much since my first years in business. I understand the value of capturing candid moments of those you love.

I photograph because authenticity and quality matter. 
I have spent years perfecting my craft of photography, I attend workshops, am constantly learning new things and each time I can shoot I want to create a picture better than I have before.

It rarely is as simple as I just need a picture. A picture represents a thousand words and it takes vision to craft what that picture should say. I work with businesses in creating images that will help their mission and purpose. In my portrait and wedding work, my images take voice of the family members you love.

 

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Publications

 

Maine Magazine, Seacoast Wedding, Modern Salon, Real Maine Weddings, Portland Magazine, The Knot , VOW Wedding Magazine, LaBella, The New York Times, Downeast Magazine, Portland Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Magazine Antiques, Antique Garden Ornament, Two Centuries of American Taste, Yale Robbins Publishing Inc.

 

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Little things about me

 

I have been photographing since I was 14. So that gives me now 30 years of picking up the camera!

I live in a small cedar house just outside of Portland Maine. Here with me is my 10 year old daughter Lucia, our dog Pepper, our gold fish Fatty and our society finch Eliza. We used to have a few chickens, but when we brought Pepper home from the shelter she chased the hens into the woods never to be seen again. Good times!

My daughter and I have talked about moving into Portland to be closer to her Dad, and fun things in Portland. We love Portland, but not as much as we love having our space to run around and do creative things outside!

I grew up in Liberty Maine, which is right next Unity, Freedom and Hope. My job history began at age 8 working for my aunt making custom cabbage patch dolls and decorating cakes. I then moved on up in the world and raked blueberries, which after coming sweaty and blue made me decide I needed to go to college. And my first business attempt was to open a hotdog stand by the lake near our house. I had amazing spreadsheets written in my notebook, but the finances didn't come through from my investor, mom. But I love her still :)

 

My current personal photo projects are:

  • Creating a slideshow of my daughters 5th grade class mates for their graduation in June.
  • Archiving and gathering images I have shot over the past 5 years at my church Green Memorial AME Zion.
  • Photo essay of how and when smile became the expected norm in portraiture.

That is a little about ME. I look forward to hearing about YOU!

 

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Formal Education

 

  • Parsons School of Design, NYC
  • Pratt Institute, NYC
  • International Center for Photography (ICP), digital photography certificate, Teachers Assistant, NYC
  • B.F.A. Photography Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, Mass
  • Wesleyan University Summer Arts & Dance Program, Middletown, CT