I'm insatiably curious. I want to know all the stuff and I want to share it. And so, I'm a storyteller.
My passion for visual storytelling is rooted in the indelible and undeniable visceral impact images have on the heart and soul. I believe in the enduring universality of images to tell stories and build connections.
I started my career as a photojournalist and I now use that broad base of skills in my creation of authentic, impactful and evocative images for commercial, advertising and editorial clients.
I love fascinating challenges whether it's a real estate developer wanting to capture the essence of a community or a communications company wanting to show how their technology impacts people's everyday lives or a magazine wanting to highlight people living their lives with grace and dignity, no matter the hurdles in front of, or behind, them.
In addition to my two decades of photography experience, I have been an entrepreneur where I drove the business operations of the early stages of a maritime enterprise. I worked through the startup phase to set the business up for its now rapid growth. I put my experience as a storyteller, and my endless curiosity to learn, to use to dive into the unknown, navigate some choppy waters and find success. This experience gave me an appreciation for the client's perspective when they have a lot riding on each shoot.
New York City born. Texas raised. Philadelphia converted and settled, working local to Philly and Dallas.
Right Brain. evocative. spontaneous. genuine. impactful.
I have a passion for authentic images that create connections to people, places and things.
Left Brain. collaborative. focused. relevant. strategic.
I respect the serious role of visual content for clients and I ensure expectations are exceeded and that shoots run well, communication is constant and emails are nearly always grammatically correct.
Major Awards & Recognition.
American Photography 31 (AI-AP) SELECTED Work
Art Director's Club of Philadelphia Best Lifestyle
Art Director's Club of Philadelphia Best Personal
Art Director's Club of Philadelphia Best in Show
Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography
World Press Photo, First Place, People in the News
POYi Community Awareness Award
POYi Best Use of Photography circ. 25,000 and under
POYi Picture Editing Series, Award of Excellence
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee
NPPA Region 5 Photographer of the Year
What They Say.
WOW! We are so impressed and want to hire you for every client :)))) You nailed it in every way: the people, the place, the fresh attitude.
– Amy Levi, President/Creative Director. STRADA
This brand has life because of your photography.
– Katie Mae Ward, Senior Account Manager. STRADA
You were able to capture a great assortment of seriousness and lightheartedness, which speaks directly to who they are and what we hope to represent through their new branding and website. Other law firms in their space (and beyond) are going to be envious when they see this photography.
– Taylor Wenner, Art Director. BRIAN COMMUNICATIONS
Your photography went such a long way in telling this very sensitive, compassionate story about what it means to be a social worker, and particularly what it means to be a social worker who is educated at Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. It was a pleasure for Kismet Communications to partner with you.
– Rachel Beanland, APR, Principal. KISMET COMMUNICATIONS
I want to thank you for going the extra mile to capture the small town feel. Most photographers would have blown it off when circumstances did not present themselves.
– Jean Herr, Photography Editor, PACE Communications for Verizon Mobile