I'm excited to tell you my story, but the truth is that I just feel like the luckiest human to pick up a camera. It's an amazing career, and I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunities I've been given along the way.
I've always been a builder, a creator. When I decided to pursue photography, I didn’t know exactly where the journey would take me. But here I am, living this beautiful, busy, and multi-faceted life! I found that I am so inspired helping couples have amazing elopement experiences (and documenting births). My happiness comes from slow mornings over lemon-ginger tea, obsessively reading books or learning something new, and exploring new places. I am inspired by the mountains, water, travel, and vulnerability.
I grew up in the Austrian Alps, but currently call Upstate New York home. I’m regularly hiking or working in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and White Mountains of New Hampshire.
In my journey to becoming an award-winning elopement photographer, I’ve realized that there are so many different types of adventures. And sometimes the smallest moments have the biggest impact. Like a kiss on the cheek and a squeeze of the hand. Really seeing how someone looks at you. These little moments are part of your whole story, and that’s why I focus on capturing your elopement from multiple viewpoints.
Adventure (noun): An exciting or remarkable experience.
As your elopement photographer, I'm your wedding guide, experience curator, and trusted friend. I'm here to document your elopement with truth and artistry, so you can remember it in all of its detail for decades to come!
Most of my clients have never worked with a professional photographer before. And they kinda hate the typical posed shots they see online. When you work with me, each experience is unique and your photos are going to be a beautiful representation of your relationship.
Some things of note:
Yes, I’m a proud LGBTQ+ friendly photographer! Not only that, I'm a queer-gendered, bi+ human who will celebrate you, your family, and your friends. 10% of proceeds are donated to the YWCA of NorthEastern NY to support programs that work to eliminate racism and empower women and to the Capital Region Pride Center.
I believe all bodies are great bodies. This is a safe space for humans of all colors and sizes, cis & transgender.
I started my career as a sports and landscape photographer along-side my arts management career. This prepared me for Adirondack elopements and New Hampshire weddings in the best way! I'm an expert at planning experiences, can shoot in all different conditions (rain, snow, midday sun, etc), and promise to capture your surroundings beautifully.
When I'm not pouring over guidebooks and trails maps, I can often be found with my head in a book. I carry a book wherever I go- it could be a coffee table book, business book, or a collection of Mary Oliver's poetry (gosh, I love her!)
It's important to me to give YOU the space and freedom to be yourselves and in love. And with that freedom comes pure joy (and silliness usually!) And that joy radiates in each and every photo.