When I was a child, my grandfather was rarely seen without a camera hanging from his neck. As you might expect, I was often the subject of his photography and a spectator during long slideshows of his travel photography. Although I loathed being in front of the camera, I remember always being interested creating photographs. Despite my curiosity and some childhood experimentation with a polaroid camera, I did not seriously delve into photography until years after my grandfather had passed.
I purchased my first DSLR when I was in graduate school pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology. Photography was a creative hobby that provided much needed stress relief. I initially focused on fine art macro photography and quickly broadened my expertise to photographing people and relationships. Given my background in psychology, this was a natural progression.
Once I had children, I came to discover that I was happiest when I was capturing meaningful photographs. So, when I made the decision to leave my job as a psychology professor, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography. Honestly, I still loathe being in front of the camera, but I love being behind it to capture amazing light, emotions, and connections.
Some other facts about me: I grew up in the Bronx and Westchester, NY. I currently live in Southbury, CT with my husband, three daughters (5-year-old twins and a 4-year-old), and our dog. I have a Ph.D. in psychology and specialized as a researcher in clinical neuropsychology. When I am not working on photography, I can usually be found chasing my three very energetic children, redesigning our new home, or baking cookies.