Growing up, a family photo taken in a studio in the mid-'80s sat proudly on display on our piano. Our little dog Nicky perched under my mother's arm, my 17-year-old brother looking like he wanted to be anywhere but there. My 10-year-old self loving every second of the experience with my spiked hair and stonewashed jeans. My sister enjoying herself as well, but pretending not to be. I remember how proud and pretty my mom looked. I remember all of us on that day over 25 years ago because over the years I spent so many moments looking at that photo, that I actually never forgot what it was like for us on that rare family photo day. It is such a gift to be able to close your eyes and go back to a moment, an age, to remember those relationships at that time, and to remember details and emotion that otherwise may have been lost, if it wasn't for a picture.
My hope is for your photos to show you exactly how beautiful and special you, your life, and your relationships are right now, and that your images that we capture will forever take you back to these moments. I'm the mother of two incredible boys, ages 10 and 13 and I am the wife to a loving, supportive, and creative husband. These important people are who inspired my passion for photography, when the boys were young I wanted to capture each stage, all of the little details about their faces, their expressions, our connection with one another. I hope to give that same service and gift to each of the individuals that I am so lucky to work with. While I always get those lovely posed portraits, it's those in between, undone, snuggled up moments that make me happiest. Those in-between moments is where you can feel that love and connection the most, and those images will always be my favorite, and a really big part of your gallery I deliver!
I love cooking (soups especially), children, the ocean, talk radio, family dinners, abandoned houses, sunsets, and sunrises. I love New England, there is no type of day that I would rather spend then a foggy, misty cool summers day on the coast of Maine. Autumn is my most loved season, long country drives with my family make me happiest and are plenty since we moved to the country, setting my table is my favorite chore, and even more so for special dinners with family and friends. I enjoy connecting with people and learning more about them. Finding new beautiful locations for sessions and enjoying and sharing locations that I have come to love brings me so much joy! I love playing with light and shadows and everything in between. I am thankful every day for the opportunity to do all of this and to be able to call it my work, it fills me up!