In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
I’ve always known I would be a photographer. I started assisting my dad at weddings when I was a kid and fell in love with it! I believe that everyone is uniquely beautiful, and my philosophy is that happy people make for good photos. I collaborate with all my clients to create work that speaks to their personality and style, and I use my zany humor to put people at ease!
Weddings are so personal, and I’m always honored to be someone’s photographer. Being a wedding photographer takes a balance of preparedness and spontaneity, as well as solid communication with couples and their guests. My style is candid and colorful. My love for my work comes through my photos, and I always bring my sense of adventure!
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
I love the connections I get to make with people, and being able to merge the style and personality of my clients with my colorful perspective. I love helping people feel good about themselves and feel more confident. I love applying my skills for organization as well as adaptability, especially at weddings.
It’s important to me that my photo business reflects my values, inclusion and acceptance have always been at the core of my business. I want my photos to help people feel good about themselves, and I’m happy that my client base has been diverse. A photo shoot can be a great way to reflect on where you are in your life, and how grateful you are for your family, partner, or yourself! A good photo experience makes for good photos!
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
We live in such a visual world, especially with so much being online these days. Having good images can do a lot to support businesses, events, etc., and I love that my job allows me to support people that way.
There are so many hardworking creative folks in the North Shore area, and that community creates fertile ground for others just getting started. I love helping create safe spaces for folks to flourish!
What was the last book you read or film you watched that made an impact on you?
I recently re-watched Bicentennial Man with Robin Williams, it’s based on a story by Isaac Asimov about a household android who is fascinated with humanity and is a talented artist. He seeks out kinship and meaning, eventually teaming up with a scientist and adapting his body with artificial organs until he is closer to human than robot.
He falls in love and petitions the world congress to declare him human and recognize his marriage. He has an amazing speech about the power of validation, which spoke to me as a queer person.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
Most people who encounter me in a professional setting might not imagine that I perform as a fairy around Salem!
I like to bring a little bit of fairy sparkle to all my work, even if it isn’t literal 🙂