You see that face over there to the left? That's the face of someone who completely freezes when the camera is pointed in her direction (as if you couldn't already tell...). Yep, that's me. Awkward. But you know what's not awkward? My photo sessions. Those are fun, organic, laid-back, and as my 2-year old says, easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Because I get it. I get how uncomfortable it can be to have a big ol' camera pointed in your direction. But I've got a little secret for you... It's not your job to be a model or even feel natural in front of the camera! It's MY job to direct and guide you so your most authentic self can shine through. With an emphasis on magazine-inspired portraits combined with candid photos of those in-between moments, I know how to capture your best self and make the most beautiful portraits of you that you've ever seen. So I have just one last question for you: what are you waiting for?
Wait, what's that? You want to know more about li'l old me? Well, I live in San Francisco with my husband (attorney and businessman extraordinaire), our 2-year old son who has the attitude of a 13-year old, two guinea pigs, six plants, and a freezer full of French fries and film. It's everything dreams are made of and more. (Photo by Christina Piombetti)
I BELIEVE PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE CLOSEST THING WE HAVE TO A TIME MACHINE.
I believe photography has the power to transport us to another time and place in an instant. Whether it be the fashion and culture of a bygone era or the little moments of everyday life, photography can transport us to that place, time, or person and flood us with emotion all over again.
I believe in laughing till your abs are sore.
I believe in making the intangible tangible. Fading memories become prints that greet you at your desk every morning. Fleeting childhood years are forever preserved in a beautiful photo book. Bashful smiles and stolen glances are immortalized in wall art. I believe photos are meant to be seen, and held, and touched, and showcased. Corners were meant to be worn and edges meant to be weathered by love. Our grandkids may not even know what a flash drive is but paper is never going out of style.
I believe we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to be IN the photos. One day, pictures will be all that remains to remember us by, so does it really matter whether you lose that last bit of weight before taking a photo of yourself again?
I believe a photo is worth more than a thousand words. A single frame can tell the entire story of a relationship, demonstrate the driving mission behind a business, or reveal the soul of a human being all within its four corners.
I believe you & I can make magic together.
I believe love is the purpose of life. Romantic love, parental love, self-love. To love and be loved, what more do you need?