I’ve been shooting for way too long to admit to the number of year and have been a professional since 2004. I have photographed for national journals and companies like The American Marketing Association, John Hancock, LookBetterOnline, and Countrywide Insurance. These days, I prefer to photograph the people (and dogs) of Metro DC!

Having someone take your photograph, especially a headshot, can be tough and a connection with your photographer can make the session easier and result in more genuine expressions. So, here is a bit about me. Do we have anything in common? 


1. Coffee – please and thank you. 

2. I probably smile too much (you can tell by my “smile lines”).

3. I love to make people laugh.

4. My first camera was a Polaroid XS-70 OneStep.

5. My favorite subjects to photograph are people and dogs. Headshots and pup portraits are my favorite!

6. I get super enthusiastic and do a little dance when I see how amazing my clients look during their sessions. #truestory

7. I believe that happiness is a choice and we all can make our own joy but it takes work.

BONUS: I have been fortunate enough to visit all the continents except Antarctica. I’d planned that for 2020 but we all know what happened. 

After all that, if you want to take a look around, use the links at the top of the page and let me know if you have any questions.


Having spent almost a decade shooting heavy Nikon bodies, I switched to a light and nimble Olympus micro 4/3rds set-up a few years ago. Using my understanding of light and composition, the right glass, and a sense of experimentation, these little tanks provide the same level of image quality as my Nikon gear. 

When it comes to lighting, I use bounced flash, studio strobes, reflectors, sun, or shadow. A photographer I admire greatly once told me that all light is natural light – the trick is to make it work with you not against you and that’s what I strive to do with each session.


Location sessions are in DC and nearby parts of Maryland and Virginia. Studio sessions can be in DC or MD.


I know how uncomfortable it can be to have your photograph taken, so I make a point to make you comfortable. We will work your angles and I may hop around to ensure the lighting and angles will give us the best result. Additionally, 

– I will start your session on time.

– Your session will be professional, fun, and relaxed.

– Once booked, you will get pre-session information to help you prepare.

– You will receive a private gallery within a week of your session (hint: usually less).

– During your session, I will communicate posing tips so you don’t have to guess what to do.

– You will be treated like my only client.

– You will have fun!

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