Photographer, Wife, Mom, loving all things Disney, NY Giants, & sweet!
Growing up as a fan of any princess movie, I loved the ending where the characters got married, and you caught a peek at the few moments of a wedding celebration and the girl in a big white dress.. I was hooked! Little did I know, the beginning of my happily ever after would start in the most unlikely of places...the school cafeteria!
I am lucky enough to be married to my amazing husband John, who I met and started dating in middle school...that's right, during 8th grade when I still had braces!
We were married in March of 2013 after dating for about 10 years, and the New Jersey winter offered up its own white confetti snow for our day! In May of 2018 we were blessed with OUR FIRST BABY!! John Theodore ("JT") was born! We are absolutely obsessed with him and are loving every twist, and turn along this new journey together as parents.
I love spending time with my husband John, and little boy John Theodore ("JT"). Daily routines include kids songs on repeat, building block towers, and taking him to the park to play on his favorite...the swings! He has the sweetest smile, but a good belly laugh from him can turn anyone's day around! I am totally happy not leaving our jammies for a lazy afternoon on the couch with them!
If you know me, you would know that I love the NY Giants Football team! I love when couples include personal details throughout their wedding day, I chose to include an embroidered patch as my something blue hidden in the tulle of my dress! Fun fact, I even got a chance to be on the field and as a flag holder during the national anthem during a pre-season game!! The atmosphere was electric and something I will never forget as the team ran out of the tunnel!
Yup, that's right I totally love that cartoon mouse and the empire built around it! I love all of the creative imagination behind the work they put out. I cannot help but get sucked in when a classic is on the TV, annoyingly sing along with every word, and feel like a kid again! As something fun when the baby arrived, I decided to make each of his monthly milestone photos Disney themed!!
I have a sweet tooth for any candy ( Reese's Big Cup? yes please!), and even sweet wine. You name it and I probably love it, the sweeter the better! Fun Fact: anyone who has photographed a wedding with me knows I ALWAYS have some sort of candy on me during the day as a quick sugar fix for me or a hungry bridal party that has not gotten to eat.
I have a Bachelors of Fine Art degree with a concentration in photography. My parents are probably thrilled they aren't paying for disposable cameras to get back 36 pictures of my room anymore! I LOVE what I do, so in my spare time, I choose to volunteer my talents at Lauren's First and Goal Foundation yearly football camp that raises money for pediatric brain cancer, and serve local families for the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep organization offering remembrance photography to families suffering the loss of a baby.
The soft hold of a new baby snuggle, or the waist squeezing excitement of the first kiss as Mr. & Mrs., I want to document YOU and your story. For me, photography is all about telling the story through timeless natural photographs that tell your story for you and your future generations to come.
I believe in preserving a memory that is just you as you were, not some retouched version that was not reality. What will our kids have to remember us by? An ancient iPhone they cannot turn on? Instead, let them hold timeless heirloom portraits that make your everyday life look like the extraordinary that unfolded before you.
I believe in being genuine and providing my clients with clear and honest communication throughout their experience. This extends to my photography editing style as well, as I prefer to keep true to life colors and natural light to create timeless photographs that will span the lifetime of your love story.
I believe all of my couples and family clients, regardless of budget, deserve an amazing experience personalized to them. I work hard to put personal touches in everything I do, while providing my clients with spectacular photographs. I love when my clients become friends and I watch their story unfold long past the wedding day!
I strive to make all my sessions and weddings an easy going and fun experience for everyone. I've been known to pull out anything from candy to a sewing kit from my camera bag to keep the day stress free for my #bkpcouples and their families!