I'm happy you're here :)
I am a documentary elopement photographer based in NYC & the Hudson Valley. I'm inspired by honest, intimate & quirky moments. Below are a few favorite things, quotes + pics.
INFLUENCES: SALLY MANN, DIANE ARBUS, LYNSEY ADDARIO, DONNA DE CESARE, ZAK ARIAS, KIRSTEN LEWIS, JULIE HARRIS, JEREMY COWART, PETE SOUZA
Stuff I love...
B & W photography. Old family photo albums. Live music. COFFEE! natural light. SCHITT'S CREEK. songwriters & comedians. Netflix.TRAVEL. documentaries. LYRICS. craft beer & whiskey. FAMILY & FRIENDS. summer. BARE - FEET. post-it notes. lists. LONG WEEKENDS. NPR. WAFFLE HOUSE. National Parks. fraggle-rock. road-trips. VAN LIVING.
I found that the camera was a comforting companion. It opened up new worlds, and gave me access to people's most intimate moments. I discovered the privilege of seeing life in all its complexity, the thrill of learning something new everyday. When I was behind a camera, it was the only place in the world I wanted to be.
A few random facts about me...
I FOSTER KITTENS
I fostered kittens through Little Wanderers NYC & ended up a keeping this cutie Raz. I got her at 2 weeks old... I had no idea what I was getting into but figured it out and want to do it again.
LWNYC helps every single cat regardless of cost, time & energy. If you can help them, please visit their website + donate. This is my favorite portrait of Raz (photo by Jorge Lopez).
I once went to see over 100 shows of the same artist. I still love going to concerts + music festivals when I can and I'm lucky to live in NY where you can find live music 7 nights a week.
I've also made many really close friends going to shows ... and I've even photographed some of their weddings and families :)
I've lived in NY for almost 15 years but I'm originally from Alabama. I still say ya'll a lot.. but I've mostly dropped the accent (which most people are surprised to learn...)
I miss the food soooo much and being closer to my family.