I’m going to go ahead and bare my soul to you right here in the beginning - it’s the least I can do considering you may be inviting me in to document you at your most vulnerable.
And frankly, in order to decide if we are a good fit, it's important for you to know WHO I AM as a wedding photographer (and human!) and who I am not.
Like so many, 2020 brought me to my knees. I ached for the sick and dying, the jobless, for small businesses, essential workers, for black lives. I watched my industry crumble. I feared for my family. I feared for our country. I questioned everything - my career, my future, my art.
The fog is still lifting, but there are a few things that have become alarmingly clear: I love creating images of people. My wedding photography is people-driven. While I will take care to photograph your details, it is the human connection that inspires me. Flat-lays are not my thing. Getting published does not interest me. I am allergic to Pinterest and to very large bridal parties.
Comfortable, familiar affection over dips.
Faces over phones.
Marriage over weddings.
I believe in inclusivity and I celebrate diversity. ALL love is safe with me.
I work best with people who embrace adventure and are excited by the non-traditional. I will come to your wedding well-rested and dressed professionally. I will carry your bouquet/clutch/shoes, fix your hair, throw my body in a riverbed to help you cross it, flex my creative muscles, woo your Uncle Dave and at some point during the day - I will make a fart joke. My job is no joke, but jokes are my job. Feel me?
If any of this resonates, perhaps we are meant to be. If not, that’s okay too.
Anyway, I love my dogs - Blu, a rescue pit bull and Bea, a street dog from Puerto Rico. They give me as much joy as anything else I can think of. I live here in Lake Placid, and find hope and strength (or whatever it is I’m seeking that particular day) in the woods on my bike. I’m married to a man who makes me breakfast most mornings, which, as it turns out, is my love language. Pancakes forever. Thank you for being here.