I never thought that I’d be a wedding photographer. But for as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be an artist. I thought I was becoming one when I graduated from U Mass Dartmouth with a BFA in Printmaking, and went on to study Art History at Brown. But I couldn’t figure out how to make those fields work as a job. So I went back to school for something more utilitarian: a master’s degree in Professional Writing. I spent over a decade working in communications for both non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. I had a good career, but my heart wasn’t in it. I could never figure out how the pieces of my life — my passions, my skills, and my work — fit together.
After not making art for years, I picked up a camera again. Pretty soon, photography was all I could think about. And that’s when it hit me: This is what I want to do.
Today, I am a full-time wedding photographer. I’ve photographed over 175 weddings throughout New England and beyond.
In 2013 I was honored to be named by Boston Magazine as Boston’s Best Wedding Photographer in their “Best Of Boston” 40th anniversary issue. Rangefinder Magazine recently honored me as one of the world’s “30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.”
Even though I make my living taking photographs, with each client I feel like I’m giving them something. I feel like photographs are a gift that I share with people. I often find myself saying “Let me do this for you. I want to give this to you.”