It seems like it's been a lifetime but I moved to Maryland six years ago. I fell quickly in love with this gorgeous state and its melting pot of residents and visitors. I have to tell you that it's my love for Maryland that kick-started my photography journey. Back in Boston I taught for many years with a focus in the arts. My camera was just another medium until I moved to Annapolis and became a resident tourist. My passion for photography just exploded; I couldn't get enough. I started with landscapes and waterscapes of course. Then I became quickly enamored with the local wildlife; herons, osprey, and blue crabs to name a few of the wonderful fauna of the area.
I thought it would be fun to share these moments with other like-minded people. So I started a photography meetup group. The group grew quickly and I connected with a variety of photographers of many different skill levels. It was an amazing source of inspiration and my passion for photography swelled. It was like a snowball rolling downhill picking up everything that would stick. I just went with it. Quickly the teacher in me started to surface. As people needed advice and direction I realized that I could combine two loves, photography and teaching.
As time went by I had a few really fun opportunities. I’ve spoken at many of the camera clubs in Maryland. I'm one of the Office of Tourism’s Maryland in Focus photographers and my photography has been on the cover of the Capital Gazette’s Guide and What’s Up Annapolis. I’ve had a few viral photos which I’m still in awe of. As my exposure grew so did my interest is portrait photography. I love landscapes and wildlife but there is something special about photographing a person and capturing a moment and an emotion.
What I love most about my photography origin story is that it was all a natural progression. I love photography and followed my heart and here I am 6 years later, living the dream I didn’t even know I had.
Photographing your family, children, or events should be a personalized experience. I'm happy to offer in studio or on location sessions to fit your unique needs. Let's chat about your needs and get you on the schedule! You can learn more about my portrait offerings here.
It's a pretty big deal to photograph someone's big day. Capturing those moments and preserving them for my clients is an honor. I enjoy working closely with my clients from the initial consultation, engagement session, and during their wedding.
We'll become fast friends and building that personal relationship will translate into better images. You'll be more comfortable in front of the camera when your comfortable with who is holding the camera.
Fostering a sense of community for local photographers is very important to me. This industry can be so competitive and often it's difficult to find quality education. As a self-taught photographer I know what it's like to search for opportunities to grow your skills. Having a background in education I know that everyone has a different style of learning. You'll find that my experience plays an important role in the planning of all of my offerings. There really is something for everyone when it comes to skill level, learning style, and price point.