Hometown:  Ridgefield, NJ
Senior Wedding Photographer
Shooting Weddings Since 2006
BS in Business Administration
Studied at The Academy of Art University San Francisco
Photos published in Brides & Weddings Magazine
Why I Love Weddings:
I enjoy being a part of someone’s special day whether I am their photographer or their guest. I started attending weddings when I was only five years old.
My first wedding was my cousin’s. I wore a peach colored dress with a matching hat. The picture the photographer took of me and my cousin under a shaded tree came out beautifully. The photographer was able to take the image with the both of us looking straight at the camera and smiling. Film was the only option those days and as we already know there was no way to go back and view the image.
Over twenty-something years later, I’ve been a bridesmaid ten or more times and a maid of honor three times. I know all that’s involved in a bride’s special day and truly understand how important it is to make that day so special.
One of my favorite parts of the day is when the bride is getting ready before the ceremony with all of her close friends, bridesmaids, and family around. It’s then that I enjoy taking detail photographs of shoes, dresses, flowers, and the girls getting ready.
A Little Bit About Myself:
I always had my pictures taken as a child growing up. My mom would dress me and I would pose and smile or make funny faces to make my older sister laugh. I remember when I was finally able to use a camera; it came so naturally to ask others to pose for me.
I have loved music and the arts for as long as I can remember. It was after my first photography class in college when I knew this was something I wanted to do. There was something so exciting about learning about the camera and having assignments. This craft is so much different than painting or drawing and something I never expected to be so intrigued by as much as I am.
My Photography Style:
My photographic style is traditional, classical, and artistic. A big thing about me as a photographer is that I do a lot of prep work in asking detailed questions to the couple to get an idea of exactly what they are looking for in their wedding pictures.
If they are not sure, I am really good at making respectful suggestions and receiving feedback as well. Since I have been around a camera all of my life, it's very easy for me to adapt different styles and change direction based on the couple's immediate requests.
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