I am a self-taught photographer based in New Milford. When I first picked up a SLR camera, I took pictures of flowers and scenery. In recent years, I find myself yearning to put a person in front of that beautiful landscape, or behind that clump of flowers. I think I started to transition to portrait work preferentially once I became a mother about 9 years ago. As I have developed my style, I noticed I am drawn to two things: sunlight and authenticity. Sunlight is my favorite because it is so intense and impossible to replicate artificially. In my quest for authenticity, I don't airbrush my pictures or photoshop people thinner, I strive to photograph the beauty that comes from within a person. I have yet to find a subject whose beauty I could not see.