I got my first camera when I was 10 years old. My father bought it for me for my birthday. It was a 110 film Instamatic, with the 10 flash cube sticks. I was intrigued at the concept of capturing what I saw and began documenting people and things around me. I also had an artistic flair and could draw well, paint, write poetry and short stories, and played a little guitar. I was drawn to the artistic side of things.
A friend's sister thought of me after I had my son in my mid-twenties and did not want to return to a 9-5 schedule. I was offered a position as a photographer's assistant in a big NJ wedding studio, so- I began a new life in the photography industry.
My learning experiences began hands on. I was immersed in it, and from the first wedding- from the very first rush of adrenaline- I was hooked. Each wedding was its own little adventure and I loved that. When I began in the industry, studios were shooting Hasselblad & Bronicas, Mamiya medium format cameras, & 35mm films. I saw digital take the industry by storm. I now use Nikon digital cameras & lenses.
You will see a little of everything in my portfolio from commercial work, to macro photography, to plants and animals, to edgy band photos, to- you name it.