When my sister became pregnant with her first child, I knew I wanted to do a maternity shoot that was different. It was to be dramatic and new. It would instantly stand out. In my head, I told myself that this was just for me. Maybe it would create a little buzz on social media, but it was a passion project, because “no client would hire me for something this over-the-top and different.”
When I first realized that we would need to move from our sleepy little suburban town on the Hudson River in NY to the Los Angeles area for my husband’s job, I was flooded with so many emotions—fear, sadness, and a general sense of being overwhelmed, but also a little bit of excitement for the adventure that lay ahead.
When I was a junior in high school, I became interested in pursuing marketing for a career. That same year, I went to Imaging USA with my father. Someone at the show said I could make my dad a lot more money with photography if I learned Photoshop. So we got a student copy of Photoshop and I started learning how to use it.