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I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures. Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless. 

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Tether Tools How I Got The Shot

I’m honored to be a part of the Tether Tools How I Got the Shot Women’s Edition Guide! tether tools how i got the shot

This guide features the work of thirty incredible woman photographers, and I’m so overjoyed that my bridal session shoot was included!

This shoot was a wonderfully collaborative effort between the dream team of myself, Justin Bowen (hair), Hayley Podschun (model), Michelle Elise Artistry (makeup), and the brilliant Catherine Deane (bridal gown).  The entire shoot was filmed phenomenally by my wonderful friend and colleague Shayla Benoit of Shady Theatrics.

I began my business as a wedding photographer only.  I shot….weddings.  That was it.  Over the years, my clients expanded their families and a new portrait side of my business was born.  After moving to New York in 2008, my business expanded once again to include theatrical portraits, headshots, branding images, and editorial work.

It has been a joy to watch everything evolve, and grow myself as an artist and a business owner.  Every shoot I do, every client I meet, every team I collaborate with, every person who walks into my studio changes me as a person and a photographer.  I am so deeply thankful to this crazy business, this industry, these people.  I love the work I do, every day.

You can see the entire shoot unfold here:


As a photography educator, I love seeing guides like this being put out.  When I first got started as a photographer, I often wondered “How did that shot get set up like that” while perusing the work of other artists.  I learn by seeing behind the scenes setups, and I think Tether Tools did a remarkable job of educating, entertaining, and championing photographers in these wonderful guides.

Thank you again to Tether Tools for including me into this amazing feature.  It’s truly an honor to be published alongside such incredible women photographers.  The work they do is important, breathtaking, inspiring.  I hope you download the guide and check it out!

Here are a few final images from our shoot for Tether Tools How I Got the Shot: Women’s Edition Guide:

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