BIO

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

I was introduced to photography during high school by my dad. Using his film SLR camera, I started to understand composition and exposure. We developed photographs in a make-shift darkroom in our small basement (I don’t recommend this as the chemicals are very dangerous and disposal is tricky). I liked photographing “things, not people,” and this obsession continued into college when I went to Carnegie Mellon University to study engineering. At age 19, I knew I wanted to be a professional photographer, but also wanted to finish engineering school.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon, I practiced civil engineering for over five years as a Construction Manager and Water Resources Engineer. I started my photography business just after college when I got my first Digital-SLR, and along the way also began finding enjoyment in photographing people! I started shooting weddings in 2006, and in the summer of 2009, I was able to transition into a full-time photography career and couldn’t be happier!

I live in the Allegheny Valley area in a renovated American Foursquare with my husband, Ryan. I am a vegetarian and enjoy cooking ethnic foods and treats from websites and blogs like Make it Naked¬†and books like Plenty and River Cottage Veg Everyday. My family is important to me and I like to spend a lot of time with them. When I’m not taking pictures, I enjoy traveling (this usually involves picture-taking), visiting with friends, learning German, and reading.

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