My passion is to create beautiful imagery.
My favorite part of my nearly 10 years as the Creative Director for Bridal Guide Magazine was working on photo shoots with flowers, receptions, fine tableware and luxe wedding gowns. I loved devising a narrative and picking out just the right things to compose the images that told a fashionable yet romantic story. To this day, I still believe in the emotional connection between a photograph and its viewer and I strive to unlock the components of that connection. My style leans towards earthy and organic and I have a passion for vintage finds, ephemera, and handmade objects.. Roll all that together to get a feel for my work. As an avid shopper and scavenger I am constantly seeking out treasures to stash in my prop closet to be on hand for just the right moment.
My love of prop styling began even before I knew what to call it. As a child, I was inspired by my grandmothers, my aunt and my mother, who grew up and lived in New York City in the 30s, 40s & 50s and collected beautiful vintage bags, jewelry, sweaters and tableware. I was excited to receive whatever "outdated old things" they would give me, (which was like hitting the jackpot!) and use them in my photo shoots. Now that they all are gone they live on in my heart through these beloved items.
In 2015 I created a one-on-one prop styling workshop, The Prop Styling Experience where I teach others about the business and creativity of a career that I have lived and loved for over 20 years. Attendees have come from all over the world to work with me. I am also on the teaching faculty of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. I'm Bridal Guide's Contributing Home Editor and a regular at wedding and tableware industry events. I've led hands-on styling workshops at West Elm Dumbo and Photoville and was a featured presenter at TechMunch 2017, a food blogger conference. My expertise is in still life, product, crafts and food, and I'm available for styling and creative direction for editorial, branding, social media & advertising photo shoots.
I look forward to discussing your project.