First things first: I am female. I know I have one of “those names” and sometimes people don’t know so I’m putting it out there. There. You don’t have to wonder.
I love pitbulls, Philadelphia and professional football, namely the Eagles. If you see me in the fall, I will probably talk football with you. If you come to my studio, you will most likely see photos of the rescue dogs I photograph for the Delaware County SPCA. I would take every one of them home if I could. Pitbulls are the most misunderstood and sweetest dogs on earth. I have two but have had others in my life who are no longer on this earth. I think I’ll never have another non-pitbull.
And, just thinking about the city of Philadelphia makes me happy. When I flew in to the city after my honeymoon, the best feeling washed over me when I saw the skyline – the feeling of being utterly at home. I had a Rocky t-shirt when I was five, Rocky with a huge swollen black eye. Who lets a kid have that, right? I’m sure I insisted. I’ll watch any of the Rocky movies any time I come across it on cable.
I think that I am funny, but I am probably far less funny than I think I am. Just ask my husband, who has to put up with me narrating his showers in my best Steve Irwin. I find it pretty hilarious, though. However, what’s truly not funny is how many times I have written and rewritten this thing. How awkward is writing about yourself in a way that doesn’t make you sound like a resume or a first date? Not my forte, for sure.
I love anything that is different, even better if it is unexpected and maybe shocks you a little bit. Ever since I was a kid, if it was a bit naughty, you could count me in. I still retain some of this mischievousness today. I love when I see some mischief-y sass in kids; it’s a twinkle in their eyes that gives it away. I’m a huge fan of unconventional. And of family. You know, those people who make you happy and crazy and who generally make your life worth living?
And, you. Well, you’re here because you are probably a bit unconventional yourself. Right? Because whether you have tattoos or not, that’s sort of not the point. (I mean, I do love to photograph some tattooed people, oh lawd I do.) But whoever you are, to me, the point is that I treat you like an individual, and I respect you for who you are. I’m not going to give you everyone else’s photos – you’re not them, so why would you want their photos. I aim to do two things: Capture love and showcase individuality. I hope to create for you genuine portraits of your family that are hip and modern. So, I photograph you guys together, being perfect in your uniqueness. You and your tiny baby, you and your family, you and the people who make your heart skip a beat and make your face smile. Who wouldn’t want photos of that?