My grandmother was an avid photographer, she even had a darkroom in her home and I would spend hours with her developing film and making prints. She gave me a Kodak Brownie for my 5th birthday and I have been taking photographs ever since. This is actually one of the first photographs I ever took and I still remember watching my grandmother make this print so I could give it to my mother.
Easy going, fun loving and usually up for anything when it comes to wedding and portrait photography. I have shot over 200 weddings and each one has its own special memories for me, from the half naked father of the bride in the hallway to getting completely flattened by the bride's St. Bernard (sorry no photo).
I have been a serious and successful photographer in the portrait, wedding, fine art and commercial fields for over twenty years and while working in London, I was awarded a distinction by The Royal Photographic Society for my contemporary portraits. I have also been awarded several merits of distinction and portrait awards in the USA.
Educated as an artist and photographer through The Brooks Institute of Photography, I was also fortunate enough to study under the late Ansel Adams and Clifford West and attended intensive workshops given by the top wedding and portrait photographers in the world including Jerry Ghionis, Parker Pfister, Brook Shaden, Cliff Mautner and Paulina Duczman.
After teaching creative and portrait photography classes at ILEAD through Dartmouth College, I realized there was a need for personal one on one mentoring and if you are interested in my mentoring program please view the photography workshops in Vermont and contact me
I suppose I am a real country girl at heart, growing up with horses and dogs and spending a good part of my life in the English countryside. I moved to Vermont in 1999 and to be able to mix the tranquility and beauty of the Green Mountains and have the lively Boston scene just two hours away is just about the perfect lifestyle as far as I am concerned. The sky diving? Yep that's me... it was a dare while on a tour with the English Cricket team in New Zealand...and I can safely say it will never happen again..well that is unless I happen to have a couple who want photographs of the same thing and that is what I would have to do to get them.
Vermont Wedding Photographer
Experience, experience, experience!
The day you have spent so much time preparing for, dreaming of and investing in, will go by as one of the quickest days in your life. I guarantee it. I also guarantee, on your wedding day, some things might not go as planned. At times like that, you will be thankful to have invested in one of the top wedding photographers in Vermont who has been photographing weddings for almost 20 years and has plenty of experience navigating all kinds of scenarios.
With a background in fashion photography and an instinct for those "decisive moments", my style can best be described as "editorial/documentary". My images tend to have the finesse of a pose with the natural feel of a candid photograph and I place a huge emphasis on the story telling aspect of the day. However, I often shoot in several styles throughout your wedding day or portrait session from contemporary to candid unless requested otherwise.
Member of The Professional Photographers of America, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals and Fearless Photographers.