Welcome! Thank-you for taking time to review my blogsite. A little about me … I am first and foremost a storyteller, specializing in unobtrusive wedding coverage and family photography. I enjoy working with couples and families on some of the most special days of their lives, and I strive to keep things simple, practical, laced with a touch of whimsy to celebrate life’s gifts. I understand the value of photography as a family keepsake, an expression of personal art, and a means to communicate with future generations in a way that words fall short.
I first began telling stories with the written word throughout my school years. I dabbled in photography, then discovered wedding videography in the mid 1990s and quickly became charmed by the telling of love stories, especially capturing the subtleties among life’s grand events. With the influx of digital wedding photography, I moved back towards the still image, making a full transition to photography service by 2008. Having been a wedding videographer for over 10 years has made me a better photographer, training me to stay vigilant and watch for moments before they fully happen so I could be in the right place at the right time. My couples soon grew into families, and I became honored with the privilege of being commissioned to document their growing families. Being a wedding, newborn and family photographer has allowed me to share in many new beginnings, and for a story-teller, what is better than that!
About my approach…
I prefer to not overly pose moments, though I do offer a guiding hand and come well-equipped with a game plan, based on years of experience. I work to find the best light, and if I cannot find it, I create it. I am flexible yet efficient – I want you to get the most out of your investment while making the experience an enjoyable and memorable one. I relish capturing the perfect moment – a candid smile, a sassy pose, a sincere exchange between two people, especially when there are no words. Clients are often amazed by the results, unaware of my presence, and to me, that is the ultimate success.
I recognize that weddings can be stressful for brides and grooms; newborns can be stressful for new moms and dads; and families can be stressful for, well, everyone. But I am pleased to have been repeatedly thanked for my patience and understanding, as well as my organizational skills, which I consider an addition to the photographic service I offer. I truly appreciate that these events are not staged plays; there are no rehearsals for life. I roll with it, adapt and when the crazy, frantic moments pass, I am there to capture the grace that is you and yours. I am grateful to be able to connect with people in a way that will last beyond the moment itself.
Here are just some of the many wedding venues and locations where I have enjoyed working:
Albany Country Club; Appel Inn, Altamont; Birch Hill, Schodack; Canfield Casino, Saratoga; Century House, Latham; Crooked Lake House, Troy; Desmond Hotel, Albany; Franklin Plaza, Troy; Franklin Terrace, Troy; Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga; Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia; Fort William Henry, Lake George; Hall of Springs, Saratoga; Hiland Country Club, Queensbury; Holiday Inn, Albany and Saratoga; Hilton, Albany, Troy, and Saratoga; Indian Ladder Farms, Voorheesville; Inn at Erlowest, Lake George; Key Hall at Proctors, Schenectady; Mallozzi’s Ballroom, Rotterdam; Mohawk Golf Club, Schenectady; Mohawk River Country Club, Rexford; National Museum of Dance, Saratoga; Normanside Country Club, Delamr; Orchard Creek Golf Club, Altamont; Pat’s Barn, Troy; Pruyn House, Colonie; River Stone Manor, Scotia; Sagamore Resort, Lake George; Shaker Ridge Country Club, Albany; Stockade Inn, Schenectady; The State Room, Albany; Thatcher Park Mountain, Voorheesville; Vista Van Patten, Clifton Park; Water’s Edge Lighthouse, Glenville; Woolfert’s Roost, Loudonville; 90 State Events, Albany