I’ve always been fascinated with photography. I guess I first got “the bug” at age seven my dad built my mom a darkroom in our basement. It was then that I learned that photography was more than just a means of documenting the chapters in our lives, but that it was also an art form.
I attended Boston University where I studied business but my marketing professor - after viewing my group's commercial -insisted that I go to film school. My aptitude tests in high school and college all pointed to photography and film as the top profession. Shortly after graduating, I built my very own darkroom. A few years later, I took some photos at a friend’s wedding. I developed the film and gave the newlyweds prints as my gift to them and their parents. Not much longer thereafter I received a very flattering note in which they pointed out that my photos were far better than their photographer’s. It was then that I started to take wedding photography seriously.
Less than two years after starting my photography business, I won the award for best wedding photographer. I went on to win this award one more time and was runner up several times prior to moving my business and family to the Austin area.