"A photograph is usually looked at -
seldom looked into ."
And I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to work with people during their most special moments in life. Couples celebrating their love, parents-to-be living in that sweetly awkward, "What are we getting into?" moment. New parents in the midst of "Wow, we have a new little person!" Families coming together to enjoy each other for special birthdays, anniversaries.
When you want photographs of these precious times in your life, I'm there to capture them and tell your story for you and your loved ones for years to come. It is, truly, the essence of life.
I bring that same passion to professional headshots, business lifestyle and branding photography and commercial work, as well. Every moment is worth an amazing photograph.
Credentials? Yes, I have some of those, too. I am a member of the Chicago Photography Center's (CPC) Founders' Circle and served on its Board of Directors. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, where I was voted the 2009 Chamber Member of the Year, and 2018's Above and Beyond Award. I share my passion and experience with newcomers to the art through classes and workshops. I've been published, interviewed, and filmed for a reality TV show. I love exhibiting my personal travel work and have been featured in several gallery spaces around Chicago.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope we get to meet soon!
My path to full-time photographer is not an entirely typical one. I spent my former life in IT, first for Accenture/Andersen Consulting and then in my own consulting practice. I traveled a lot, worked a lot...and was miserable a lot!
So, I took a deep breath and jumped, turning a life-long passion for photography into a full-time business. It's been 15 years since I made that leap and I have never looked back.
I love absolutely everything about what I do. I love making photographs. Of anything. Of everything. Of everyone. The challenge of bringing out the natural beauty and unique personality in every thing and everyone in front of my camera is what I love the most!
My partner in crime, there's nothing better than spending time with the one I love! Cubs games, traveling, taking daily walks through the neighborhood and along the lakefront, I'm lucky to have this one by my side, putting up with all my madness!
(did I mention we're Cubs fans?!)
Growing up in a house with Italian family on one side and Bohemian/Czech on the other, food was always plentiful, homemade and fabulous! I learned to cook from my mom - and my grandparents, great grandparents and great aunt - and am equally happy trying new tastes or making my annual Thanksgiving specialty, eggplant parmesan.
Whether it's hiking through the Smokey Mountains, eating and drinking our way through Italy or swimming with Sea Lions, exposing myself to new adventures feeds my soul, helps me recharge and challenges me to think about my art in new ways.
I am thrilled and honored to be featured in these fabulous publications!
Food travel photography tips from a pro
Harness the power of your smartphone
Wedding photos: When snap-happy guests go too far
Pilot episodes of Chicago wedding challenge
featured magazine interview
Interview for one of my favorite foods!
Photographed all Recipes for this delectable cookbook
Featured photographer for cover photo & the school's interior photos
Food Photographer for this