The Woman Behind The Lens


I am a Buffalo-based photographer specializing in weddings, Real Life family sessions, and birth stories: life’s monumental occasions and moments you’ll never want to forget. While the bulk of my work is documentary in nature, I do also provide my clients with beautiful, timeless portraits as well. To learn about my approach and more detail about my services, please visit here. (link to page?)

If I’m not photographing clients, you’ll find me at home dancing to indie folk music with my son, or making meals with veggies. I’m not about living a life that’s over-the-top with attention or fame; I could care less about brand names and if you’re famous, I probably won’t even know it and I definitely won’t know your name. I’m just a small-town girl with a big heart, passion for photography, travel and adventure, all while living each day with appreciation and enjoying the simple things in life.

Photography for life’s monumental occasions


On Creating Images

I am passionate about creating and providing genuine documentary-style images to my clients, focusing on people, human interactions, real moments and details that help to tell a unique story. When creating portraits, I'll provide lightly-guided poses for you with a more organic approach, resulting in images that are simple, clean, natural, and timeless. At the same time, I am fueled by experimentation. When the time is right, I love to try new techniques to give you images that are unique and unexpected.

I strongly believe in photographing you interacting with your loved ones or being a part of your wedding day, versus spending half of the afternoon on a photoshoot with your bridal party. Though we will need some time for the family portraits and bridal party portraits, too, it just won't be such a long period of time that everyone is exhausted at the end of it. 

It's so important to be prepared for our time together (whether it's a session or wedding day), but also have room for spontaneity should things not go as planned. Either way, trust that I've got you covered to tell your unique story the way it unfolds!

For the wedding days... I can't imagine missing a single moment of your celebration. Especially at the very end when everyone is letting loose and having a good time celebrating your love. So if photos of your reception are important to you, I'm your gal. I'm the rare find of a photographer that actually loves – and hates to leave! – your celebration!


Dawn is a sweetheart who really cares about you... you'll never be just another job to her. She started off as our photographer and ended up being a friend. She's a decision you'll never regret.

/  RACHEL (2017 Bride)  /


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