“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another to make a portrait of who they are.” Paul Caponigro, american photographer
Most of the photographer bios I read talk about how they got a camera when they were 10, or in high school, or college, and how they have been taking photos for decades. I didn’t take up photography until 2009. I traveled a lot with my boyfriend, who was the one with the camera. On trip after trip I’d point out attractions and say “make sure you get a shot of that.” One day he said, “you know, if you bought a camera you could take your own photos.” So that’s what I did.
Art, architecture and people were what I initially photographed. I loved cities and streetscapes, and candid people shots. Then I started taking candid portraits of people who I knew. They liked them, and started asking me to do their professional headshots and portraits. Then I got a studio and a couple of lights. Then I got another studio and more lights. I worked with tons of models to learn posing. I built a cool website and found great clients. Then I moved to Mill Centre, my current location, where I’m surrounded by creatives in a renovated historic manufacturing building.
My favorite part about what I do is my clients.
Every person who contacts me is a new experience. I love learning about their goals and their careers. Some folks are excited to be photographed, some are nervous. Either way, I try hard to make every session fun. I’m highly collaborative, so the more ideas and input you have, the better. Even more rewarding is the editorial and nonprofit work I do. I am able to put my values into action, photographing themes of diversity, accountability and service to the community. I put my heart into all my work.
What else do people include here? Oh yes, quirky personal stuff. I love museums, all kinds, any kinds, from art to history to tiny offbeat niche collections.
I am obsessed with Cuba and all things mid-century.
Work + community
Through photography, I maintain a deep connection to the everyday citizens of Baltimore. My city is culturally rich, full of people of all colors, from all walks of life.
My studio is located at Mill Centre,
3000 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 102, Baltimore MD 21211
When you visit, be sure to type “Darby Street and Mill Road, 21211” into your navigation system. Free parking in our large private lot next door.
Headshot sessions start at $250.
Portrait sessions start at $400.