I’ll start by answering the question people are asking me lately - “Why did you decide to move to Charleston?” The answer, in a nutshell, is that the timing was right, and I was ready for a change.
After 6+ years of urban living, I craved more space, a slightly slower pace of life, warm weather and warm people. I knew I wanted to live in a coastal city with a thriving cultural scene, and boom, I made it happen. It's kinda what I do :)
When you hire me, you are hiring an educated, experienced professional photographer, not a hobbyist.
I've been in business for 5 years, but have been a professional photographer my entire adult life (high school life, too). I attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where I earned a BA in Photojournalism, and was then a newspaper staff photographer in northern NY, and later NJ. I learned a lot, had some fun times and on more than one occasion wondered if my hands would actually freeze and fall off while shooting car accidents, fires and high school football games...they didn’t, luckily.
My job truly gets better with each new family I meet, and I deeply value the trust and confidence they place in me. I look forward to meeting new clients and friends in Charleston!
Other than work, I love shopping trips to HomeGoods, Game of Thrones, knitting newborn props and bumming at the beach (as you can probably deduce from my hair in that pic) :)
The little dumpling in my lap there isn't mine, but was a special part of my life in Jersey, and I'm going to miss seeing her every day.