I grew up near a large park and have always been inspired by nature. From the towering trees to the tiniest little details in plants, I try to incorporate nature into my photography whenever possible.
Besides photography, this is what gets my heart beating! The moment I step into an airport I feel like I'm home. I've always loved being a traveler and on the road - discovering new places, meeting new people and learning about other cultures. You will see my favorite place to travel below - Italy. When I started photographing weddings, by some random chance many of them were out of town and I was able to travel all over the country. I've been lucky enough to travel all over the US from New York to Florida, Chicago, New Orleans to Nevada and California. International Destinations have also brought me to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. I think I'll always be a traveling soul, wandering wherever my camera and dreams take me.
My sweet little puppydog Phoebe is my constant companion, friend and for many years was my model when I was testing out new photography techniques or new equipment. Thanks Phoebe!
It's a fact...my favorite gift is a meal, and I'd rather enjoy a delicious meal than be given something materialistic. I'm probably the only girl in the world who doesn't like jewelry. But give me a home-cooked meal or chocolate and I'm happy as can be!
Nothing quite stirs my heart like Italy. It's always been where I travel to in my dreams as well as in reality many times. The food, the culture, the language, the people...It's my "place" and just feels like "home".
My favorites are chocolate, gelato and nutella. Now, combine them all together and you have found paradise.
My love of design doesn't only shine through in my photos, but I also have a degree in Interior Design.
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