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Your Photographer, Your Session, and What to Expect

Thank you for visiting my site and browsing my work! I am a full-time portrait and event photographer of over 12 years, specializing in artful, natural, unique portraits of children and families, and storytelling photography of milestone events. I’m also a mom of 3 boisterous, busy boys – a mom who is continually learning to savor (in spite of the craziness and exhaustion!) my children’s individual personalities and the goofy games, inside jokes, and special weirdness of my family – because, as my favorite saying goes, “The days are long but the years are short.”

Through my years as a photographer as well as a mom, I’ve learned that there is so much more to photographing a family than just capturing everyone looking their best.  A truly great set of portraits of your child or family should tell a story of this stage in your life: the special expressions, interests, relationships and personalities that make you unique. When I photograph a special milestone event for your family – such as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding or Sweet 16 – I look beyond the beautiful outfits and decorations to what you will truly want to remember: the joy and pride on your faces, the glee of the dancing and games, the love and closeneness of your family and friends.

Everything about your session, from the selection of clothing and location to the games we play and how I interact with your children, is custom tailored to your unique personalities and what you want to capture in your session.  Be prepared for a lot of joking, laughing, telling stories, and generally hanging out – after a while, your family may forget that we are in the middle of a portrait session! My goal is to make the session itself a fun, relaxed experience, so that your natural selves emerge and what you see in the images for years to come truly expresses the things you want to remember.

Within 2 weeks after your session, you will receive a link with a password to a private web gallery of 35-40 hand-selected, fully edited images from your session.  We will then schedule an ordering appointment, either at your home or via phone or Skype/Facetime, for you to select and order your portraits, albums and gift items.   I work closely with each of my clients to ensure that the portraits you select are perfect for your personal style and display space, and that you, your children and future generations will get the utmost joy from your portraits for years to come!

In addition to my full-time work as a portrait and event photographer, I have a passion for fine-art and street photography. My work has been recognized in several juried shows and is owned in private collections. Please take a few minutes to check out my Fine Art and Street Photography gallery, as well as my newest and most personally fulfilling ongoing project, “Small Steps, Giant Leaps”, under the Special Projects heading,


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