PHOTOGRAPY: /fəˈtägrəfē/ noun; the art of capturing light to make time stand still.
This is my definition of photography. It isn’t exactly Oxford’s definition, but it nevertheless holds true. Why do we take photographs? To freeze time. To make a moment last forever. To hold beauty in our hands long after it has aged or faded. Nothing is permanent. But with the right light and the decisive moment, we have the tools to make not only the memory live tangibly, but also – within a fraction of a second - to record emotion, dimension and truth. This is why I am a photographer.
Photographs are about the timeless preservation of love – the love we share with our families, the love between two people who grow to build a family of their own and the love between friends and of places and things that we hold dear to our hearts. I know all about wanting to preserve these things because as a wife, a mother and a woman who has been down many roads in her lifetime, I know how invaluable it is to revisit those paths again with the images that take you back in an instant. Like the first few magical days of my son’s life, my enchanted life in Paris in my early twenties or the stern yet loving look on my grandmother’s face who passed over 15 years ago. Without the images, we might forget. And there’s no way I’m going to let that happen.
I have been photographing people, places and events since 1998. After studying photography at the University of Delaware and the Art Institute of Philadelphia and earning my Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, I began my career shooting photojournalism and made my way into advertising for nearly 10 years. Yet I only uncovered my true passion for photography when I shot my first wedding in 2008. I have never looked back since.
So if any of this speaks to you, and if you enjoy what you see on my site, we should talk. Because at some point, you’ll have something happen in your life that you’ll never want to forget. And I would love to be the one to make sure that you never, ever do.