In relation to my photography, one day stands out to me above all others- the day my passion was ignited. I was leaving Prospect Park in Brooklyn with my three children (no, not on the ritzy end!) and we stopped to look at a bed of red tulips that beckoned us. I adore tulips and they were a novelty to me as they did not grow readily in the climate of my childhood. I immediately noticed a tulip that was not only red- it was also half yellow. I had never seen such a thing! My older two children begged me to take a picture. I said no at first because, well, I didn’t want to look like a tourist. ~smile~ But, they were insistent and I finally relented.  That photograph, though not perfect nor even composed well, found its way into a frame rather quickly and today hangs in my kitchen. It was at that point that the mundane ritual of recording our family’s daily events took a turn towards the passionate. I now recognize it as my defining moment. More recent examples of my fine art photography can be found here.

half red half yellow tulip

Just weeks before our fourth child was born I was the happy recipient of a Kodak point-and-shoot digital camera. I’m not sure who was happier- me or my husband. I was excited about being able to see photos almost instantaneously rather than waiting a week to have them developed. My husband? I think he was the happiest that the film developing costs came to a screeching halt! I moved up to a DSLR several years ago and still get excited anytime it’s in my hand.

For me, photography is a way of connecting- to others, to life, to a moment in time. It is my passion, but it is also my quest. I take the job of being a photographer seriously.

The joy, my joy,  is in the journey.

I look forward to helping you record your unique family memories. :)