Favorite Brooklyn spots: Roots Cafe for Stumptown Coffee, Lot 2 for Sunday Supper, 5th Avenue’s divier bars for eavesdropping and people watching, my balcony for early cups of coffee or late night glasses of wine, Brooklyn Heights for my future retirement.
Three words my closest friends would use to describe me: Funny, thoughtful, creative
What I love about what I do: I love that each wedding is a unique story – different setting, different characters, different details – and that it’s my responsibility to document that story. With each wedding, I get completely caught up in the laughter, the happy tears, the interactions, the reactions, the dance floor craziness and it’s an amazing rush to capture it all. I love giving my couples the gift of tangible memories from their wedding day, memories I know they’ll hang on walls, put in albums, give as gifts and share with their family and friends and future generations. It’s an awesome feeling and a complete honor.
Five things you don’t know about me: As a kid I auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club, making it past the singing portion but got cut when I refused to “freestyle dance” which is funny because… I really like to dance! I’m awesome at pinball. I’m completely obsessed with Glee. I can’t walk past a cat without taking its photo, leading to more pictures of stray cats, bodega cats and cats in windows on my iPhone than anything else (except for my cat, Moo, of course).
Five jobs I had before I was a wedding professional: Barista at a (possibly) mafia-run coffee shop on the Upper East Side, improv teacher at a summer theater camp, speech therapist for children with Autism, photography teacher in various South Bronx and Brooklyn schools, photographer for a hip-hop magazine