Who I Am
My journey to photography began in childhood: I am the daughter of a NYC magazine art director, and I spent my early years surrounded by photographers and artists. I spent the year after college studying photography at Parsons in Paris, France, and then I earned an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. My graduate work focused on photographing small moments in my family: the touch between parents and children, the way a young girl twirls her hair. I wanted to capture the things we take for granted, and freeze those moments in time.
I worked for many years as a magazine Photo Editor, where I hired photographers and produced and directed celebrity photo shoots. In the spring of 2002, I took a 2-month solo road trip through the American South, photographing as I went, and this work was exhibited in a solo exhibition in NYC in early 2003. Shortly after moving to Austin, I was chosen to exhibit my work in the Texas Women’s Photography Showcase at the Oswald Gallery, and also began teaching photography at St. Edward’s University.
I am now a mother to my own little pack of boys, and I know firsthand how important photographic memories are to a family's life story. I look forward to helping you tell your family's story.