I am a photographer in North Carolina, and have lived here in Wilmington for the past five years. Before moving to NC, I lived in the Northern California ski town of South Lake Tahoe. It’s a beautiful mix of Sierra Nevada mountains, snow, and the clearest fresh water you’ll ever find. It was in Tahoe that I began to shoot my first weddings. I had a blast working with a great wedding coordinator, and would shoot as often as I could. Now, years later, I have the pleasure of working with many great photographers and am constantly learning about the art of capturing split second moments.
Before moving cross-country, I attended Gordon College, on the north shore of Boston. While there I studied Art, Psychology, and Outdoor Education (ropes courses and rock climbing!!). It was here that my interest in photography really started to take off. At this point, the digital revolution was just starting to come about. But being circa 1995, we were still shooting film, and developing that film by hand, in the darkroom. Our classes consisted of chemicals and drying racks, instead of software and hard drives. I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to work directly with the elements that paved the way for their digital counterparts. I admit, I love the freedom and control that shooting digital has provided, but I still have a passion for shooting film and working in the darkroom. To think of never having that experience is hard to imagine.
These days, I have been focusing primarily on portrait work. I love the challenge of telling someone’s story in a single image. I believe that the subject’s story is at the center of every great picture and I’m learning that my job as a photographer is really that of a storyteller.
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