I was born and raised in Arlington, VA; a hop-skip- and a jump to capitol hill in Washington,DC. This backdrop of diversity of people as well as access to a rich cultural city lead me to attend the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University (now the Lesley College of Art and Design) and to pursue my passion in photography. After graduation I moved to New York City and interned for Annie Leibovitz. I went on to pursue a career as a freelance photographer and worked for almost 10 years; setting up a studio in Brooklyn and shooting still life, editorial, advertising, and event photos for a wide variety of clients.
In 2008 I realized I needed a change and pursued a new life direction. I attended Hunter College, City University of New York where I took science and math courses for two years. I then moved to Fort Collins, CO and earned a Master’s of Science in Statistics from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2013. Currently, I am a PhD student in Ecology at CSU doing population modeling of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Despite my education and career shifts, I LOVE photography and have maintained a deeply engrained passion to make images. My photos always reflect the aesthetic constructs of intersting light, color and form. I currently photograph weddings and try to bring a sense of joy while capturing these images. I continue to pursue fine art photography projects and recently had an exhibition at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City, consisting of portraits of the Crimean Tatar Repatriates.