My interest in photography began with my first trip abroad to Europe. I was so captivated by the new sights I was seeing, that I wanted to make them last forever so they would never be forgotten or fade from memory. At the same time, I wanted to capture my own vision. Whether it was a doorway or a cobblestone street, I wanted to remember them the way I saw them. These were the feelings that first led me to pick up a camera with artistic intention.
My travels landed me in Barcelona where I lived and studied photography over the next three years. The remarkable beauty of this city inspired me everyday and my camera rarely left my side.
When I returned to New York, I continued studying at the International Center for Photography and was lucky enough to find photography work in two fields that I love. I worked on film sets as a “stills photographer,” and was hired to shoot live concerts for various music publications. Being a passionate fan of both film and music, I was thrilled!
It was then that I met my husband and big change was around the corner. We soon had our first child and I quickly realized that I didn’t want to spend 12 hours a day away from my son. So, I traded in the long hours and late nights in film and music for the long hours and late nights in motherhood. Our second son followed and I settled in.
I had always photographed my passions, and my children were no exception. A first smile or giggle or tooth was monumental; so were their tiny hands and baby steps. They were miracles. And like most children, they were curious, spontaneous and not self conscious around a camera. These are some of the qualities that make photographing children so unique and special to me. Capturing a glimpse into the soul of a child is a treasure, and so for me the progression into children’s photography was inevitable.
I feel lucky to have been able to photograph so many amazing things that have captivated my heart. I invite you to visit the portfolio section of my website, where you can see my current work with children, as well as some pieces of my past. I thank you for reading my story and hope that I might have the privilege of capturing images that are close to your heart, that stir your soul, and about which you share a passion too.