You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. - Ansel Adams
I have been a fine art wedding photographer for over fifteen years.
I am a graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology, with a degree in photography. After graduation, I headed to New York City to start my photography career. After three weeks and forty phone calls a day, I finally landed my first job assisting celebrity portrait photographer, EJ Camp. My first assignment was to process and develop forty rolls of film from her shoot with Tom Cruise, promoting the film, Top Gun. I spent an amazing five years assisting some of the best photographers in the world, and as a result I have a few wild and crazy stories that I would love to share with you.
From New York City, I landed a job at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, starting in the copyright department licensing images to book publishing companies. After two years, the Director of Merchandising, François Poulet, recruited and taught me how to develop, design and produce stationery and print products. The best part of my job was working hand in hand with curators who shared their knowledge and passion for each incredible piece of work in their collections. It was here at the Museum where I fell in love with art and the history behind each piece. After spending several years at the MFA, I headed back to New York to work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art producing prints, posters and framed artwork for its retail shops worldwide.
How did a city girl land in Vermont? A small company by the name of Wild Apple Graphics asked me to run the creative side of its business. What an opportunity it was to work with living artists, developing artwork, traveling around the world and coming back to Vermont, my new home, to work and play. I had the best of both worlds.
And this is where I came full circle, back to my love for photography.