I am an award-winning documentary photographer and educator specializing in making picture-based storytelling accessible to parents who want to document their lives.
I had a crush on storytelling long before I realized I could make a career out of it, long before I was brave enough to accept vulnerability as part of my every day process. Somehow raising four children removed that hurdle.
The parent photographers I mentor are not just curious about how to improve their pictures, but they appreciate the mindfulness that taking photos brings to their busy lives. It is a meditative process.
With over 15 years of professional experience photographing family relationships and only 9 years of being a parent myself, I, too, am figuring out how to balance documenting our family life with immersing myself in it.
My badges of honor include four natural births, a triathlon, teaching English to kids in Costa Rica, a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and (mostly) successfully managing my anxiety for over 20 years. I live in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband and four children.