Pictures make my heart sing...

Creating timeless, emotional images that capture the heart of life is my passion. I love working to preserve amazing moments that pass in a blink of an eye. With my blend of photojournalism and lifestyle portraits I strive to make images that preserve the essence of an event or celebration from a fresh, unexpected and intimate point of view.

I approach all my work with genuine caring and the desire to put people at ease. Always sensitive and respectful, my goal is to capture emotional and intimate moments without being obtrusive. My ability to observe and capture the decisive moment is conveyed in beautiful, emotion filled images. I really feel that authenticity is imperative to the photographic process by documenting things just as they are; like a photojournalist, recording the real emotion. I like what is real; the interplay of important life events and cultural celebrations set against the backdrop of everyday life. I am a proud member of the Wedding Photojournalists Association which represents the best wedding photojournalists in the world.

My background in Cultural Anthropology has given me a passion for traveling and documenting world cultures for over 20 years. I photographed my first wedding in 2001 and have garnered a wealth of experience with handling and managing the flow of the unexpected. I love to photograph multi-cultural events and weddings both here at home and abroad. From Indian, Vietnamese, Japanese, African American, South Pacific Islander to Jewish traditions I welcome all and would be honored to capture your unique celebration. I also welcome destination wedding inquiries worldwide.

As an eco-conscious photographer I am continually taking steps to green my business. Doing away with proof prints by proofing online, using album companies that utilize recycled materials and working with other green visionary vendors are a few examples of how I've evolved my business in more environmentally conscious ways. Check out my blog for links to some cool, creative green ideas and vendors!

I also donate a portion of my proceeds every year to several non-profit organizations including The Nature Conservancy, Heifer International, Save the Bay, Surfrider and Mercy Corps to name a few. Please check out my Eco Blog called "A Mermaid's Tear" which I hope will bring more awareness about the dire situation of plastic pollution in the ocean.

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