I met my partner through the sport of archery. He’s an Olympic medalist, and I was an archery coach. We became best friends, fell in love, and bought our first camera and lenses in 2009. I began photographing national archery competitions for work in 2010, and fell IN LOVE with photography. My work gave me the chance to photograph World Cups, World Championships events - and I served as the press officer for the U.S. Olympic Archery Team at London 2012. The pressure of photographing an Olympic Trials event is pretty close to a wedding: there are no second chances, and you need to be completely immersed in what’s happening to capture every important moment.
In 2014, a close friend and colleague gave me the opportunity to photograph her wed-ding, and I knew that day that I’d found my calling. It took several years of shooting weddings AND working full-time, and slowly growing this business. I’m super proud of my hustle and grateful for the support of my husband, family and closest friends - who encouraged me all the way. I finally made the leap to full-time photography in January of 2018, and couldn’t be happier! Each day brings more amazing clients into my life, provides opportunities for growth and learning, and I am grateful for every single mi-nute.
We live in Woodstock, Connecticut with four mischievous cats, and have a shared of-fice in Worcester, Massachusetts. When I’m not dancing my way through your wedding reception, you can find me attempting to cook (my specialty is Thanksgiving dinner!), diving into a good book (favorite authors include Deborah Harkness and Sarah J Maas), loving some sunshine and fresh air, or catching up on DVR.
FAVORITE THINGS: MY AWESOME HUSBAND. OUR CRAZY CATS. DELICIOUS MEALS. LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
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