Westerly, Rhode Island, RI, professional dog and pet photographer from New York City
Look, I get it. I know you have a bazillion photos of your beloved dog on your phone, and that's awesome. I'd also bet you've shared a ton of cute photos of your pets on Instagram.
But do you have any prints on the wall? Or a little album to occasionally page through? Maybe you're fine living in the virtual world. Just don't ever forget to backup your phone or god forbid, lose it!
If you're one of those people who truly love photography and you treat your pets as part of the family, I'm your go-to girl for formal portraits of your precious fur-babies.
I love to photograph animals by themselves, animals on location, animals in the studio, people with animals and especially kids with animals.
I work for people who are passionate about creating images of both silliness and sensibility. These patrons of the arts value the richness photos bring not only to the here and now, but to the future. In a word, they care about legacy.
Once a New Yorker, what do you call yourself when you move to a new place?
After twenty-five years in Manhattan, I had to do a whirlwind 13 months in Minnesota for family reasons.
As of December 2014, I am happy to say that I am back East.
I've lived in a lot of places other than New York City. I lived in Minnesota [twice], California [twice], Nantucket, France, Italy, Vermont, Philadelphia and Boston.
Where we live, how often we move and why we move adds to - and sometimes subtracts from - the substrate of what we have to offer.
As do the careers we choose.
Someone told me I'd have seven careers. I didn't believe it, but I'm thirteen years into career #4 as a professional photographer.
Career #1 found me in the family business on Nantucket. I was a very fancy basketweaver for twelve summers.
Career #2 found me teaching skiing in Val d'Isere, France and then Vermont. I loved those years. They were the funnest, most adventurous years of my life.
Career #3 found me on Wall Street for twelve, mostly fabulous years. I ended up as a derivatives specialist. Don't hold that against me. I still love numbers. And volatility.
Along the way, I won a Minnesota state piano contest when I was 15. I ran a few New York City marathons and I got a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
I'm still a curious, incredibly resourceful problem-solver. Sometimes I wonder about careers #5, 6 & 7.
People hire me to create memorable images of things that bring them great joy. Things they're proud of. Things they love. They are family (children, parents & spouses) or beloved dogs. Or horses. Or even cats.
I'm an expert at photographing real people. I'm an expert at photographing animals. I sometimes struggle when they're put together, but I really like that challenge.
I like smart people. I like kind people. Most of all, I love to work for people who cherish pictures.
While you still have something or someone worth remembering, don't let more time go by. Call me now.