When I was a little girl, my father gave me a Nikon F2 that he bought in Tokyo the 50's. He told me stories of wanderlust, and showed me the world through fleeting moments on Kodachrome. I was hooked!
I have 15 years of professional experience capturing life celebrations and providing health- and advocacy-focused images to international organizations. Both aspects of my work have a root in cultural anthropology and storytelling... stepping into someone else's life for a while, looking at intersections between environment, family, individual and community.
Documentary photography necessitates an intimacy working with clients to capture very personal moments. I love building on those relationships over the years and understand the trust that is put into such a personal investment. I love to follow families from weddings through pregnancy, birth and onward and cover a select handful of life celebrations each year, offering the personal service expected of a boutique vendor. Knowledge of the craft enables me to offer beautiful, timeless, custom fine art prints, handmade books and other photography products with consistent style and quality.
My working style is a mix of candid shots, portraits and details to translate the flow and feel of a life, an environment, a story, a family, a single moment. I do not stage photos, or photograph newborns swaddled in baskets. I strive to capture families creating shared space together, real laughter, mothers nursing, fathers changing diapers, children being children pausing play to catch a breath, friends sharing a joke, time standing still for ceremony. My style is not for everyone, but if it catches your eye, I would love to work with you!
I also work with clients to shape public health-related material into products and reports that increase the impact and visibility of their programs. For the past 10 years, since completing my Masters Degree in International Relations, I have managed a range of communication initiatives across health areas, most recently supporting digital health initiatives. Content has largely focused on newborn, maternal and child health and support for frontline community health workers through the lens of socially responsible public-private partnerships, resource mobilization, behavior change communication, knowledge management, advocacy, access to care, education and services. Lightboxes from my stock archive, with images from 40 countries, are available to editors via keyword request.
After 10 years in NYC - and a few years with UNICEF in Mali - I am now based in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Portrait of my father in fabric he designed for The Good Zoo in Wheeling, WV.)