Camera-wielding freelancer, telling and sharing documentary-style stories for couples, makers, and communities.
Much of my work focuses on telling stories of the culinary bounty of the Finger Lakes region. I work closely with regional tourism organizations and national publications to showcase what the Finger Lakes has to offer through documentary and lifestyle photography. I have years of experience as a producer for still photography, video, and web projects, and am happy to take on production projects that are a good fit as well as photo gigs.
I hit the road for this assignment for Culture Magazine, making stops at Lively Run Goat Dairy, Boundary Breaks Winery, the Finger Lakes Cider House, Sunset View Creamery, and Side Hill Acres. I also provided some existing shots I had of the Ithaca Farmers Market and Wide Awake Bakery.
Last fall, in preparation for the production of Emma's cookbook, I did a scouting shoot to help the California-based publishers get a sense of our region in the fall and get some images to support the book design process before amazing photographer Christina Holmes came in for a week-long food and lifestyle shoot. I also worked with Emma recently on this lifestyle-focused recipe shoot for a few fall feast recipes in collaboration with Bare Bones cast iron cookware.
Stefan Senders and his team welcome me into their bakery again and again, sharing their time and talents. I’ve shared their story through photo essays and a video, which was featured by National Geographic in 2016. The story I told helped to build energy and engagement around the bakery. This project reframed my attitude and approach to my work: I saw the impact that this project made in the community for Wide Awake, and I suddenly discovered value to my work beyond entertainment and aesthetic pleasure. The things I make can help amplify the power of the things I believe in, from small, local businesses to a regional food system, to simply better bread.