I grew up in Upstate New York and was lucky enough as a kid to spend my summers on the beautiful St. Lawrence River. So after college when my then boyfriend (now husband) asked me to move to Richmond with him I decided a place called the River City couldn't be that bad. I was right! Since 2006 we have called Richmond, VA home.
My professional life began here when I accepted a studio photography position. Within a year I was managing a successful studio franchise. In my second year with the company I was approached to leave the studio and teach Photography at the high school level while still photographing on the side. I accepted that challenge in 2008 and loved every second of it for 8 years. My students were (are) amazing and I genuinely love them. Their creativity and their passion challenge me to this day to pursue my craft and I'm grateful for their collaboration.
In 2016 my side project became a full time career when I left (traditional) teaching and here I am!
I love to travel, especially Europe, as often as I can
(with photography students mostly).
Visit the Places section of the site for my abroad program tour in 2019!
I am very lucky to have the love and support of my husband, Justin, who is endlessly working around my schedule, teaching and being Super Dad to our beautifully talented and silly daughter, Lucy. My light and my muse, she is featured throughout the site because I cant get enough of that face!
I look forward to getting to know you
and hearing your story!