Allow Me to (Re) Introduce Myself
Hello! I thought this was a good time to re-introduce myself for the new folks around here. This is my favorite selfie of me and my guy, Fred.
A little about me!
1. I've been doing photography for over 20 years! (Let's assume I started when I was 7, because I'm not ready to admit my age today 😂)! And launched my pet photography business here in New York in 2020. Before that I spent many years studying film photography techniques, working in dark rooms, and shooting street and travel photography only to turn around and...
2. Become a social worker! (true fact) Even now I spend my day job working on social issues, primarily focused housing and community-based services, but have also worked in the foster care system, on food access issues, and in animal welfare! After launching my pet photography business though, I realized just how much joy I found in pet photography. I’m working on a five-year plan to transition completely to photography so I can live my joy every day!
3. I was born in Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh (where are my yinzers at), but have lived in New York City for 15 years! I'm gearing up to move to Long Island (maybe not a far move, but a big move for sure!) in the coming weeks. I plan to expand my business to cover all the way from NYC to the Hamptons (plus, kicking off the 2022 Pet Ambassadors search)!
4. This is my guy, Fred. I adopted him 2.5 years ago. Prior to Fred, my best gal pal for 14 years was another black and white kitty names Belle. And turtles (yes turtles) that someone gifted to me and I named Penelope and Odysseus. As I mentioned above, I’ve worked in animal welfare and have studied animal behavior and animals in society. Having this background helps extensively when photographing your pets. It gives me an edge in following behavioral cues and knowing when your dog is ready for photos and when she needs to take a break. Plus, it also means that I’m always advocating for what’s best for your pets, even when my camera is down.
I'm so happy to be here with you!