Thank you so much for considering me to be your wedding photographer. I think we are all possess a special skill or quality that comes easy for us, Something that continually inspires us – something we are meant to do. Photography has been a love of mine for many years. I initially became interested when I was in high school and then took it in college. My older cousin was a professional portrait photographer who let me play in his darkroom. With the intention of becoming a professional photographer myself, he persuaded me into keep photography as a form of artistic and creative expression rather than a profession (film was a lot more expensive to develop)… and that’s just what I did for many years. I followed a different career path and photography along with sculpture became my creative outlets. I did some drawing as well, mostly with charcoal. My bronze sculpture was in several galleries in AZ.
I was taking pictures all along, but without intention of creating a business out of it. After living between NM,OR and AZ for about 10 years, I moved to California to follow a dream. Friends really enjoyed the personal work I had been doing and began to ask if I would take pictures for them – family portraits, newborns, etc.. I enjoyed it and it really didn’t feel like “business” .. lol… While I was there I met a fairly well known and respected photographer. After assisting him I learned more about the business side of photography and realized that the business side of photography didn’t need to interfere with the creative side. Both could exist in harmony. So began my new Professional Photography Career!!
I am an award winning, Professional Photographer living in Syracuse NY. My studio is located near Armory Square (with off street parking) at 509 West Fayette Street (The Delavan Art Center), Syracuse, NY. My work has been published both nationally and internationally. Beyond the scope of wedding photography, some well known clients I have worked with include; S.U. basketball coach Jim Boeheim, Burger King, Carrol’s Restaurant Group, MacKenzie-Childs, Ed Pagano (Chief of Staff for Senator Patrick Leahy), Make-A-Wish Foundation, Labatt’s/Dundee Brewing Company and Lambda Legal Defense among others.
Congratulations and thank you for considering me to be your photographer on your wedding day.