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A fine art wedding photographer
Who loves to travel
SF | NYC | Boston

I love weddings. That’s the first thing. I don’t think I can convey the sentiment exactly. I just adore them. But thennn… I got married. And that? That is indescribable. So… if you are here because you have met someone special, and you are making moves, CONGRATULATIONS! You are in for an incredible ride.

So… my first photos? They were from a wedding! Unfortunately they took the human knee as their subject because I was short, because I was five years old. But I didn’t give up, I was an active photographer throughout my school years. When adolescence got tough (we’ve all been there) photography became my escape to a saner world. With a camera in my hand, adults took me seriously, and strangers engaged me in conversation. My formal studies continued through college where I had the good fortune to study under the visionary photographer, Pipo Nguyen-Duy.

Photography is an emotional pursuit for me. I once cried at a lecture by Mary Ellen Mark, as she described her first school photo assignment. On a stroll through city streets, with a Leica in her hand, she discovered that a camera could act as a bridge into the lives of strangers. I had shared that very same revelation when I was 12 years old!

And the wedding, yes the wedding—that most joyous and personal ritual, something to be remembered for a lifetime, or many lifetimes if you believe that sort of thing—yes, to document a wedding I find to be a great privilege, and a great pleasure!