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It’s my belief that wedding photography should reveal the elation of that moment-- of a couple’s slowly unfolding authentic life story. Told through the language of photography by a master photojournalist who is discreet when necessary and at other moments an ardent art director.  The skills of composition and lighting are basic for me because of my formal training, but heartfelt photography is more than just a collection of “images” that need to be “captured.” Photographs of this nature honor a couple’s deep love and their collective heritage. Two people standing, pledging their lives to each other with witnesses. It’s an age-old rite-of-passage; and as in ancient times, it’s a sacred gathering. Having been a bride myself, there’s been nothing that has touched my heart more deeply.

The skills of composition and lighting are basic for me because of my formal training, but heartfelt photography is more than just a collection of “images” that need to be “captured.” Photographs of this nature honor a couple’s deep love and their collective heritage. Two people standing, pledging their lives to each other with witnesses. It’s an age-old rite-of-passage; and as in ancient times, it’s a sacred gathering. Having been a bride myself, there’s been nothing that has touched my heart more deeply.

My MA in photojournalism comes from one of the top schools in the country for this career, and I’ve won thirty-one contest entries from the prestigiously recognized, international Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).

I’ve won numerous awards for my photography with the editorial press, and I was invited to attend the exclusive Eddie Adams Workshop, a top honor for photojournalists.
I’m also a pre-qualification judge for Adobe with their ADAA contest.

I’ve been published in Photo District News, Newsday, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, The London Sunday News Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Denver Post and The Louisville Courier-Journal among others and was chief photographer and photo editor for two newspapers.

With the experience of photographing more than 435 weddings, I can bring you the expertise you require and expect. I’d be my honor to offer you truly believable and authentic memories of your wedding day and then some!

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