Non Profit Work My hope is that my images, as well as the portrait experience itself, cultivates understanding and encourages connection and dialogue.
English in Action
I serve on English in Action’s Advisory Council and admire their mission to “strengthen the quality of life for everyone in our community by helping adults to learn to read, write and speak English and by building cross-cultural relationships”.
Portraits of Grief
A Collaboration with Pathfinders
Portraits of Grief was born through my friendship with Allison Daily and the tremendous love and respect that I hold for her and her work with Pathfinders. This collaboration will unite her meaningful social work amongst those who are grieving with the artistic exploration of my photography. I have always been passionate about portrait photography as it is a visual means of expression, allowing me to capture something that is not always obvious to the subject or to the observer. Our goal with this project is to create a space in which those experiencing loss will feel comfortable opening up and sharing, with the hope that this opportunity will be both helpful and therapeutic to their grief process. One grieving mother has already shared with me that this will be a wonderful “way of giving back after so much time being shut down”. These portraits truly are a heartfelt tribute to those that are dealing with tragedy and grief as well as a time for healing.
I am a portrait photographer who loves social interaction and I find that photography allows me to interact and connect with people on a much more personal level.
I believe that this relationship results in compelling portraits that are captured with honesty, dignity and respect for my subjects. It is this process, which fosters trust, that allows me to collaborate with local non-profits, such as, English in Action and Pathfinders, and visually tell the stories of the important work that they do. I am honored whenever someone chooses to be involved and feels safe enough to open up their hearts in front of my lens as their journeys are personal and intimate.