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I'm a New York City based photographer specializing in headshots, portraits and events creating fresh, authentic, storytelling images for corporate clients and businesses of all sizes.  With an eye for relationships and community, I bring a unique sensibility to my work. 

My grandmother was one of my earliest influences.  She was an artist who taught me about aesthetic and creative process at a young age.  Born on 11-11-11, she continues to inspire me.

After earning degrees in sociology and criminal justice, I spent ten years as a federal probation officer.  Empowered by an overwhelming sense that I needed to turn a lifelong passion into a career, I journeyed into the world of professional photography and never looked back.  Photography has provided me with an avenue for creative storytelling and a powerful tool for capturing emotion.

When I’m not behind the camera, I'm usually on a travel adventure.  Some highlights include trekking through the Nepalese Himalayas, hang gliding in Rio, and hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  I can also be found in the yoga studio, practicing Kung fu, and never missing an opportunity to challenge the status quo! 

I also co-own a media company with my brilliant husband and partner, Josh.  

Activism:  As a visible LGBTQ ally and activist, my documentary and series-based work focuses on human rights and social justice.  Visit the FAMILY link for information about my ongoing portrait series featuring LGBTQ families.  

SELECT CLIENTS:  Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Capital Group, Cocktail Caterers, Fourth Wall Events, GLAAD, Jennifer Brown Consulting, LGBT Bar Association of Greater NY (LeGaL), Marquis Studios, Milken Family Foundation & Milken Institute, North Shore Animal League America

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