As a photographer in Bangor, Maine, I see amazing things every day that reinforce my passion. I was born in northern New Jersey and gained my appreciation for the world through many hiking and camping trips that my family and I would take. I first discovered my infatuation for photography through my mother, Lee, who had a camera in her hands as often as I can remember. She and I used to search for all of the cool little things that most people are too rushed to notice. Her love for shooting grew on me very quickly.
When I was still young, my family moved to Maine. It was here in this great state that I started using photos to connect myself with the world around me. I wanted to have something to freeze those moments in time that I wanted to remember forever. Maine became a giant canvas for me and I started to paint the world through a little round looking glass.
I love to photograph everything from landscapes to buildings and signs, even bugs and critters. But my true love lies in people. The greatest feeling for me is when I capture images that help people remember the most important moments of their lives. I especially love photos of children. They make me laugh and smile more than anything. I am blessed to have a daughter on the way, and cannot wait to use my camera to record her life.
Recently, a fellow photographer friend of mine introduced me to a brilliant group of talented photographers from every level. Together, we learn from each other and continue to grow. I have not only gained invaluable knowledge from these wonderful people, but have also gained some lifelong friends.
I can be seen between Orono and Bangor, with camera in hand, shooting anything that catches my eye. I had the privilege to shoot the 2012 Zombie Walk in downtown Bangor. The scene was so surreal, and the images I caught feel like the set of a horror film. It was also a great opportunity for me to meet new people.
So if you see me walking down the street, say hi. If you wish to have portraits or would like photos taken for your event, tell me what you'd like. I shoot weddings, birthdays, individual and family portraits, maternity, newborns and seniors. Pretty much anything that involves anyone. After all, it's for people that I do this.