Which is your all-time favorite wedding image and why?
On this day we were running a bit behind for our portraits, and we were quickly losing light. Instead of being stressed out and worried, Debbie and June were perfectly relaxed, having fun, and just happy to be married. It’s obvious of how comfortable, happy and even little goofy they are just from this one photo. This was a very candid moment in between some more posed shots, which is the kind of image I like most. Getting a great sense of who the couple are and how much they mean to each other is very important to me.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I was constantly changing my mind when I was younger. At some point I wanted to be a gardener, then a rocket scientist and then a writer. It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I knew I was interested in Photography and the arts.
Why did you decide to be a photographer?
I have always been interested in photography, visually documenting life. When I was a kid I used my mom’s point and shoot film camera whenever I could get my hands on it. I was really into finding shapes and shadows, but I didn’t understand the whats or whys behind my actions. My love and understanding of photography and art grew substantially when I received my first SLR Camera from my stepfather, at the age of 12. From then on, I read as much as I could and took many classes in photography, especially in high school, eventually deciding to pursue a degree and career in it.
Is there another fact about you that you think would be fun or informative to add?
I really like to work with my hands, so in my free time I make jewelry, do embroidery, and paint. It always reminds me of when I was a little girl and I would work on cross stitching with my grandmother! Hands on hobbies are a great way to wind down after a busy day and fun to do on a rainy afternoon (while marathoning Star Trek of course), it also gives me ample presents to give to my friends and family.