Hello there! What would you like to know about me?
Do I have a degree in photography? Nope, I have a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. But I’ve taken photography classes, read a ton of books, hung out with the Schenectady Photographic Society, and practiced photography for ten years.
How did I get into photography? I had a baby and needed to take pictures of him! I’m way too frugal to pay someone lots of money to take pictures of my kids, I’m way too much of a perfectionist to be satisfied with poor quality pictures, and I’m way too sleep deprived to be able to remember yesterday unless I took a picture of it.
Why do I want to take pictures for you? Because I love photography. I love images, I love learning, I love sharing pictures, and I love having my own thing.
Still reading? I love to capture sharp, beautiful images of the real moments of life. These moments make up our lives. I like to capture relationships, emotions, connections and stories. My style is a mixture of documentary photography and lifestyle photography. I think I prefer to capture family life without interfering too much. Although I do formal portraiture and can see the appeal of these images, my favorite pictures are those that show real moments, emotions and connections. I edit my images artfully and subtly, preferring to keep them true to life.
As a life-long learner and perfectionist, I do photography because I enjoy the challenges and the rewards. I believe that good photography doesn’t have to be expensive. In a way, I am hoping to provide others with what I want for myself — someone skilled in photography who can creatively and beautifully capture the moments in a family’s life and then share the images at a reasonable cost. My hope is to capture meaningful images that are loved and shared.