Throughout my life, I've developed several passions, such as raising my three children, teaching skiing, sewing, and horseback riding, but photographing people during the happiest moments in their lives has become a favorite.
Twenty years ago, I "fell" into wedding photography when a friend urgently needed an assistant at a wedding. I remember telling him, "I know nothing about weddings or photography, but I can make the dresses!" The next day I was loading medium-format film into cameras and adjusting the bridal gown for portraits, (and stitching up a torn hem), at a very large Greek wedding. I loved the whole experience and worked with him for two years as an assistant, eventually learning to use the camera, and finding another passion!
During my career as a high school foreign language teacher, I photographed weddings, senior and family portraits, on the side. Now that I've retired from teaching, I'm focusing on photography. Having been a teacher, I'm comfortable with large groups of people at weddings and enjoy spending the day capturing important moments.
As a mom, and now grandmother, I always look for those pictures at weddings that I like to have of my own children. They are the dearest people to me, so whenever I can get them together, the camera comes out.
When I'm not using my camera, I can be found riding and caring for my horses with my husband. We enjoy traveling and have skied the Austrian and French Alps and look forward to returning there when we aren't skiing locally. I can do portraits at a ski area, on skis, on special request.
Over the years I've attended many photography conferences and workshops to keep current with wedding and portrait photography.
If you are planning a wedding, family portraits, or have a graduating senior, email me at email@example.com, 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.
I'm looking forward to photographing your event!