Hi, call me Cindy. I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Western Massachusetts. Photography, especially wedding photography, has been a passion of mine for about twenty years. I'm a high school foreign language teacher, so my knowledge of French, Spanish, and German comes in handy sometimes at weddings. I'm looking forward to photographing your wedding or portraits. My son or another photographer join me for weddings, so you will have two perspectives and someone always available for those special moments.
I started my photography career as an assistant to a wedding photographer; actually just going to help out because he needed someone to load the film backs of his camera, hold lights, help set up groups, adjust the wedding gowns, and basically help out in any way. After a while, I found myself using the cameras and shooting as a second photographer. Then I realized that I really enjoyed taking pictures and had a knack for dealing with people. Weddings are a busy, sometimes hectic day, and I think my years of managing a classroom full of students just made it second nature for me. After working as an assistant and second shooter for a couple of years and many weddings, I decided to go out on my own. My son eventually became my assistant and second photographer. He does a great job of looking for activities that are happening on the sidelines of a wedding day, catching those extra images that I can't be there for because I'm covering the main events.
Over the years I've attended many photography conferences and workshops to keep learning and stay up to date with wedding photography. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America.
If you are planning a wedding, family portraits, or have a graduating senior, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text me at 413-478-8788 to discuss your photography needs. We can also set up an in-person or video meeting at a time that is convenient for you.