Let me start off by saying that whether you are shopping for a photographer, are a photographer yourself checking out what other photographers are up to, or just surfing around in general, I'm genuinely thrilled that you have landed here.
My photographs give me great pride and I love to share them.
Please stay long enough to take a look around.
Taking pictures has been a central part of my life since I was twelve years old when my parents gave me my first camera--a Kodak point & shoot (the really plasticky kind that you had to buy those disposable flash cubes for). Since then I have been pretty much watching my life through a lens--looking for fresh light and new perspectives--preserving my own history, and those of everyone around me.
I love making photographs.
If I couldn't make a single penny taking photographs, I would still do it every day.
There it is.
However, I have been lucky enough to believe that I could make a living doing what I love to do. So here I find myself, with 10 years of business experience now behind me, humbly presenting myself for your scrutiny.
Being a mother of two and a member of a great big adorable family, I am fascinated by the many layered relationships that exist within families. I love babies and grandmothers, mischevious 9-year old boys and edgy teenagers. It gives me joyful satisfaction to capture a revealing moment in the lives of people while they connect with one another. I suppose this is why I so enjoy shooting weddings. For me, a wedding is a precious opportunity to photograph what lies at the heart of human experience. Everything rises to the surface at a wedding--and in the midst of it all, we get a fleeting glimpse at the one thing we all long for.
I grew up talking to animals on a hobby farm in the Niagara Region, then moved to Toronto after university to gradually integrate myself into the bustling and colourful downtown neighbourhood of Little Portugal. I find the city emmensely stimulating, particularly where I live, which is a place brimming with talented individuals, I've discovered. Still, on occasion, I find myself pining for wide open fields and orchards, or for windy bays and stretches of pink granite; so, when we're able, my husband & I pack up the family and head south for visits in the wine region, or north to cottage country where my entire extended family congregates for long afternoons of feasting and lounging. As a result, I have divergent yet equally deep appreciations for both urban and rural--much in the same way as I do for colour and black & white images. I don't have a preference for one over the other, but I gravitate to them for quite different reasons.
What else is there for me to tell you?
It seems more fitting at this point for me to find out something about you.
Whatever the reason, please don't hesitate to get in touch--if I can help you, I'll be glad to.
I'm sure it would be nice getting to know you.