Who are you
I’m an entrepreneur with my photography business, mom to two growing boys, loyal friend, world-traveler and wanna be foodie,
Where are you from
I grew up in Washington, DC.
How did you get into this field. Who or what was your inspiration
I’ve been doing portrait photography since high school. Early inspirations have been Sally Mann, Annie Leibowitz, Robert Frank, Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz. I love meeting new people and connecting to them in an unique way.
What’s your go-to mantra
Make it work.
Do you have a pre-photoshoot ritual
Just being ready, organized and in a positive mood.
What was the most interesting photoshoot you’ve encountered
In December, I did 4 hours of photographing elementary school kids every 10 minutes for Holiday Portraits. Lots of personalities, lots of energy and lots of laughter.
What is your ideal photoshoot
When the client is “game” (ready and with high energy) for the photo session is always the most ideal.
What advice would you give to beginners
Photograph everything and don’t worry if you don’t know what you are doing 100% of the time. Learn from mistakes. Just keep shooting.
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why
A cheetah – one of the fastest land animals. Plus, they are really beautiful.
Where’s your ideal vacation spot
Anywhere that has great food and culture. My next trip is to go to Cartagena. It looks like an amazing city with great history & sites, food, culture and right on the Caribbean. I also love the mountains and hope to hike and explore Patagonia one day.
First album you ever bought
I think it was Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten
Does pigs ear count?
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you? And why?
My two kids (not really items) for company and comfort, an endless bottle of water and a functional music player… everything is better with some good tunes.