Tell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, your time in the business and a few personal facts about you.
When I photograph people, especially mothers to be, my goal is to first make them feel comfortable, I feel that once my client and I have a repertoire, then getting them in front of the camera is easy as cake. Almost all of my clients say they are not used to being photographed or don’t like being photographed, but I know that these moments are special for them-and my goal is to make them feel and look amazing. I always want my clients to be wowed when they see their gallery for the first time, and for them to see how amazingly beautiful they looked in front of the camera.
I have been a photographer for 10 years. And in those 10 years, I have had two children who are my everything and my world revolves around them. Everything I do to succeed is for them. I am originally a New York girl at heart but moved to Delaware right after I graduated high school because of my mother’s retirement. I honestly do not think I would be a photographer or even in any creative field if I did not move here. My husband was my first and biggest supporter and continues to push me to this day. I love corgis like obsessively love them. I also love unicorns and cosplaying. I am a bit quirky and out of the box, but it works for me.
What about this session was most memorable?
Onna was so easy going and knew exactly what she wanted out of her session. Which of course made picking the locations, and posing super simple. It came naturally to her, and she was a natural in front of the camera. I remember just laughing with her in between takes talking about everything from parenthood to pizza.
Were there any hurdles?
For this session I was extremely lucky and we did not have any hurdles or troubles during it. We arrived at the location, Longwood Gardens, early enough to avoid the crowds, the weather was perfect, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Your best photographer/session advice?
After years of doing this, my best advice is to not fall into the comparison trap. You do NOT have to photograph like every photographer you see, you don’t have to offer the same services. Be true to you and what you want to photograph.
What gear was used to achieve these?
I mainly shot these with a Canon 5D Mk II, but I do bring a 6D as a back up. For the lens, I used the 16-35 F2.8: L lens, and occasionally the 100 F2.8L sense.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
I am a lover of love. A goofball. Lover of corgis. And of course a photographer.
Wife, mother of two, coffee enthusiast, dreamer, and believer.
Also a huge geek. I love laughing so hard that tears are streaming down my cheeks.
I am originally from New York City, but Delaware has been my home since I was 18. It is where I met my husband, met new and amazing people, birthed two children that are my absolute world, and found my calling with photography.