I am a Pittsburgh-based documentary photographer and educator committed to empowering suppressed voices with story, and to handing women photographic tools to journal their own 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.
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. I use personal photography projects as an exploration of mindfulness, addressing quiet topics that lead me to novel experiences of community and motherhood. I strive to see the mundane uncommonly.
My badges of honor include teaching English to kids in Costa Rica, a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, four natural births, a triathlon, and (mostly) successfully managing my anxiety for over 20 years. I live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA with my husband and four wildly independent children.
Here are some of my own current favorite photographs.