I used to work in the dental field and spent a lot of time in cosmetic dentistry. A smile makeover reveal was such an amazing, emotional experience and I really loved that part. With smile makeovers we took before and after portraits which had such an impact as well. There's nothing like a photograph that can bring out an emotion. Whether it's a happy emotion or even a sad one of a memory from long ago. It's a powerful thing and it's always there. I took my camera everywhere and loved giving framed pictures as gifts to friends and family. I slowly started to study more and more about portrait photography and I wanted more.
After 17 years, I left the dental field and spent two years taking courses at the New York Institute of Photography to advance my skills and understanding of the business. I have also completed a safety course for newborn photography with APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International) along with several other hands on workshops and I will continue to educate myself to better my services for you. I am certified in CPR , first aid and I am insured through PPA. I have extensive training in customer service. It's not just about taking your pictures, you will get 100% me, quick responses and a fast gallery delivery. I do not overbook myself to make sure you get the best service and not lost in the shuffle. Children and babies are unpredictable, I prefer not schedule 20 minute mini sessions. Sometimes a child or baby needs some extra TLC. If they are having a rough day they may need some time. Magical things can happen once they have settled. Waiting for those moments are more important than a fast, inexpensive session. Babies and children need time to warm up to me. I will sit and talk/play with them first before jumping into the session. Sometimes, if too much time has passed, there comes a point to call it a day and try again in a week or so. As I mentioned I do not over book myself if we need to reschedule.
Prints are an important part of your investment. Getting the right size or choosing photos for a wall collage can be a difficult task. Once your photos are edited I am always available to help you with your print order. Your session includes all the digitals and you may print anywhere. If you order through your secured gallery I can guarantee your quality. I cannot guarantee the quality if you order prints elsewhere as print labs are not all equal and sometimes downloading and uploading improperly can lead to low quality. Displaying your photos with the highest quality is another perk for hiring a photographer.
If you have any questions about services please don't hesitate to call or email me. I will work hard to make sure you are happy with your session from beginning to end.
I look forward to working and growing with you for all your portrait and print needs.