Welcome! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as an artist and to my branding and headshot photography service. If you are interested exclusively in web development please then please peruse my design portfolio as well.
I have been a Photographer since 2000 and a Web Designer since 1994. Many clients come to me seeking one or the other service and I ascertain their needs and exceed their expectations. My expertise in both areas allows me to better serve my clients. My team and I often merge these two art forms to offer superior design services backed by decades of technical expertise. This unique ability to offer award-winning photography and web development in tandem helps our clients develop their corporate or personal brands in ways they had not imagined.
I grew up in a family with six siblings who had the insight to buy me a camera for HS graduation. I loved taking pictures but had no inclination that I would be a professional photographer one day. I was underwhelmed by the look of professional portraiture that was popular at that time–it seemed stiff and lifeless to me. After college, I worked with homeless teenagers in NYC which had its rewards but left me craving nature and solitude. So shortly thereafter I rode my bicycle from Montana to Alaska, carrying everything I needed with me and pitching a tent every night.
Summer comes to an end in Alaska in a way that is haunting and abrupt as the tourists leave and the darkness and cold set in. It was in the last week of the trip that I stopped using my camera as a point and shoot to capture postcard-style snapshots, and started using it to capture internal truths—not just what I was seeing but what I was feeling. This was the beginning of my journey into the art of photography, and I took what I consider to be my first photograph. I returned and settled down in my home state of Massachusetts where I now live with my husband and three children.
I started my training in the technical aspects of photography in 2000 with black and white film. I have long since switched to digital but retain a classical approach where I strive for a perfect capture through lighting and technique. I have spent years studying and learning to master light (a journey that will never end) and in my studio work with natural light from 2 walls of windows to blocking them out and working in a black box only putting light where I want it. I use natural light, strobes, continuous light and I love working with color, gobos and atmospheric effects.
Over the years I rose to many challenges and gained experience in photojournalism, portraiture, architecture and event photography, but I became increasingly aware of how much I enjoy photographing people—their relationships, their moods. I particularly enjoy narrowing in on one person at a time. It is fascinating to me that a person’s face can be completely transformed by a passing thought. While beautiful lighting and composition are the foundation of all photographs, it is expression and emotion that give them life. With the technical aspects second nature, I am free to engage with people on a deeply personal level, put them at ease in front of the camera, and draw out natural expressions. This defines my work.