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 150 weddings throughout New England and beyond. This year I was honored to be named by Rangefinder Magazine as one of the “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.”