background

I am a former interior designer turned photographer specializing in architecture | interior design | hotel | food | resort photography.

things i ❤︎

I am a coffee snob. I roast my own beans with a hot-air popcorn popper and I just can't go back to store-bought coffee. 

I love travel and volunteer work. Nothing gives you greater perspective than getting out of your own little world. 

I love ice wine. How can I be from Buffalo and not love a product of ice?


philosophy

I am anti-complacency. Even with well-established relationships, I will never settle into a sense of entitlement. I will always strive for better service and better images. At the end of the day, I care about my work and my clients. I want us both to be proud to attach our names to our work. 

rates

Please contact me for rates which cover production, licensing and travel. 

professionalism

I am fully insured. Estimates and written agreements are provided. 

gear

Sony a7rII and Nikon D810. Files are large enough to produce billboards. I use powerful lights and modifiers up to my ears. I do not use HDR software. (See my anti-complacency rant under "philosophy".)

studies

Fine Art - University at Buffalo

B.F.A. with a concentration in Interior Design - Buffalo State College

buffalo gal / snow queen

"Fresh" is the word to describe my relationship to the Queen City, Buffalo, NY. Though my family has quite a history here, I was raised in the suburbs. Therefore I’m seeing this city with fresh eyes at a time that happens to be an era of rebirth. I see old, classic structures and institutions getting much-needed overhaul, fused with an electric vibe of a new generation. Buffalo is one dynamic place right now with growing epicurean sensibilities and I want to capture it - its structures, lifestyle and fine dining. It’s time to bring a fresh perspective of Buffalo to the rest of the world and I’m honored to bring my skill set to the table for making captivating imagery. Let’s get together!

Photos of Buffalo NY, Niagara Falls & Lockport can be licensed for commercial and personal use. Contact me for rates.


areas served

Have luggage. Will travel.


Association of  Independent Architectural Photographers Member

American Institute of Architects Allied Member

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