I’m a professional photographer located in Kittanning, PA (just 35 miles north of Pittsburgh) who specializes in portrait photography; I also have a mild obsession with macro and nature images.
I grew up in Ford City, PA: a small rural town along the Allegheny River that’s one part hills and vales and one part sprawling farms. Within this culturally diverse community, I found myself immersed in the wonders of everyday life of the factory workers, church-goers, and everyday peoples. My curiosity and creativity was sparked! And so it began.
My mother was the first person to get a camera in my hand; albeit, a disposable Kodak one that I used primarily for family moments and special events. I soon discovered that capturing the smiles of people around me brought a lot of joy into my life - joy I desperately needed as I moved through a tough childhood. The disposable camera soon turned into a Nikon film camera and over the next few decades I made my way into the digital world.
I now shoot with a Canon mirrorless camera and find the same JOY I did as a young girl making her way through those teen years and into adulthood. It’s the excitement of creating art and being able to express myself through photographs that keeps me slinging the camera over my shoulder every day as a full-time business owner.
In addition to portrait photography, I am totally in love with nature and all its beauty. You can find my printed photographs for sale in local coffee shops, framing shops, and the Focus on the Arts Gallery in the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum, PA.
When I am not busy with sessions and editing, I can usually be found out in my backyard flower garden or vacationing in the Caribbean with my husband, George. My adult son, Adam, fills my world with love and joy beyond measure. And I have some of the world’s best friends! And I would be lost without my family. Life is good and being able to do all the things I love is a pure recipe for JOY!
I joined the New Kensington Camera club in 2022 to add people into my life who also enjoy the pure love for photography in every shape and form.
Giving back to my local communities is very important to me and I offer my photography services to non-profits and events.
I offer camera and editing classes as well as mentoring services.
I pride myself in offering top-quality photography and editing services to create very professional and stylish image galleries that will be something every one of my clients cherish for generations to come.
Let's meet, chat, and plan your next photography session.
Stay well and safe in your journey of life!