I was not born with a camera in hand, and I did not 'all of a sudden' feel like I had to photograph children because I enjoyed photographing mine. I did, however, always feel the need to understand myself and others...how we form relationships, how we cope with stress and trauma, how we relate to the world around us, and how we fit in, or not. I am interested in who we are, and what version of ourselves we choose to present to the world. With this interest, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology. I later completed graduate work in documentary photography.
For 19 years, I have developed my photography skills through portraits, weddings, commercial and documentary work. It is important to communicate that I am a portrait photographer...families, children, professionals, models, musicians, entrepreneurs, and more. I am also a storyteller...lifestyle, family documentaries, business branding, and communicating messages.
I approach photography from a humanistic perspective. I strive to see you as a whole person and help you project your best self. I understand your need to be seen. I can relate to your desire to like the person looking back at you. I believe you have a story to tell because it is your story that has made you who you are. It is our job to get that right in the imagery.
Whether it’s the person you’ve become, or the person you aspire to be, real or imagined, we see your value, meaning and uniqueness. With our guidance, support, compassion and curiosity, we can bring your story to life.
How I Capture My World
I love a beautiful portrait that produces an emotional response just by the look in the eyes and the expression on the face.
But, as a mother, I cherish the world of my children when they don't think I'm watching. What looks ordinary to someone else, actually speaks volumes to me. A photograph not only freezes a moment in time, but reflects our lifestyle, values, culture, and mood.
It is nice to get school portraits of the kids, but it is priceless to have images that show their personality and individuality.
This is what I want to create for you!
Photoshoot at Graffiti Pier
Photoshoot created by Model Me Philanthropy, joining aspiring models with photographers and donating the proceeds to charity. This session was donated to HomeFront, NJ.
A Creative Portrait Session
In 2015, we worked with Andy Strohl of Strohl Digital Productions, www.strohldigital.com to create a look into a portrait session. We've photographed these two amazing kids several times and continue to document their growth.