I wasn’t born with a camera in my hand … but one has been there almost ever since!
Since my early teens I have been a keen hobbyist photographer. Weekend and evening jobs supported my ‘film habit’ through school, and once I got a real job, my wages also supported new cameras, flashes, lenses and filters … it wasn’t long before my camera bag weighed more than my suitcase on vacation! (And that’s saying a lot for a girl who loves shoes!)
A few years ago I was helping out at my children’s school, sorting through auction donations from fellow parents. A friend asked why I hadn’t donated a photo shoot, and I answered with various protestations - I’m not a ‘real’ photographer … it’s ‘only' a hobby … why would people ‘pay’ me for this?
… and within a week I had my first customer. I haven’t looked back!
I take the types of photos I’d like to see on my own wall. Natural photos, where personalities shine through. I like to play with different color formats, textures and black & white variations.
I will play with children who are nervous to be photographed. I don’t mind photographing the family hamster if it will help us get the one photo Grandma will adore! (Yes … this really happened!) If I have to run goofily through the leaves to show a 3 year old (or 15 year old!) that it’s really OK … I will!
At your special occasion, I will capture those wonderful moments, while simultaneously blending in amongst your guests. I am often asked if I’m a friend or family member - such a wonderful compliment! Being a photographer is not just about seeing the world through a viewfinder … it’s about making people feel comfortable on and off camera.
Somewhere along the way I also developed a loyal following of businesses who trust me with their corporate event and product photography needs. You may know some of them … ALS Therapy Alliance, Mariwear, CVS, Daily Grommet, Patch Newspapers, Neillio’s Gourmet Kitchen, Under Doodles, Wayne J Griffin Electric.
I was born and educated in England. I emigrated with my then fiance (now husband!) in 1996, settling first in California, and then moving to New England in 2004. My husband and I have one middle-schooler and a freshman in High School, and enjoy active lives in our community. My English accent is still strong … and perhaps one of my biggest assets!
Philanthropy is a passion, and I even rode in the 2012 Pan-Mass Challenge.