Having grown-up in upstate New York I love apple picking, the fall, and an appreciation for all things preppy. Having once called northern Italy home I relish extra thin crust pizza, Italian shoes and riding the train. But years of living in sunny Santa Barbara have softened and salted me, and will send me outdoors on any occasion.
You can catch me celebrating my favorite holiday, 4th of July, but you may catch me listening to Christmas music in June. I love lacrosse almost as much as surfing, a fresh notebook with blank pages, singing in foreign languages, and anything the color Aqua.
It all started with a photograph taken of my cousin and her new husband, dancing away on the Hawaiian lanai, with twinkle cafe lights and Diamond Head Mountain in the vista, that later became their most cherished photograph from their wedding, that lured me into the world of photography. From that moment on, I dove into my passion and made the decision to go back to school to study photography.
But studying just anywhere would not do for this perfectionist. It had to be the most intestive technical program out there, studying and understanding the affects of spcular and diffused lighting for hours on end in the studio, learning to select lighting environments to compliement the subject, working with large and medium format film cameras, and producing celebrity level photographers, at the historic and acclaimed (albeit expensive) top photography school on the West Coast, the Brooks Institute of Photography.
Having started my photography career in 2004, these 10+ years photographing weddings have given me the opportunity to meet the most amazing couples and families along the way, and photograph in beautiful destinations around the world. I also enjoy working with a select group of commercial clients and agencies to produce in house branded assets. You can find me with my camera working around the globe, but it is San Francisco that I happily call home, with my hubby, Patrick, and our little bear, Luca.
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