Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. – Mark Riboud
Photography has been a passion of mine almost all of my life. My Grandpa was a professional photographer turned Detective for the Boston Police Department, and he introduced photography to the criminal investigation process at that time. My Mom always had a camera with her, and would pull our station wagon over when we would see a hot air balloon landing or witness a great sunset. I was given my first camera when I was 5. It was that 1980’s Kodak Mickey-Matic 110 film camera that made me fall in love with the act of observing and capturing a special moment. I learned how to develop film at camp when I was 10 and I've had a camera in my hands or over my shoulder ever since.
I started photographing weddings over 15 years ago, as an assistant to multiple Fairfield County, CT fine art photographers. I have an appreciation for all photographic mediums, having started with film cameras and then learning digital photography.
I live in beautiful Bucks County, PA with my husband and our daughter, 2 Bergamasco sheepdogs (they look like big mops with pink tongues) and flock of Icelandic Chickens (they unfortunately don't wear viking hats, but they do lay eggs all winter). It is my goal to capture moments with a photo-journalistic style that preserves your special memories for years to come. I love natural light and settings, capturing the "smile at the camera" photos and the tender moments in between. I strive to visually tell a story and capture the essence of a person or celebration.
Photos above courtesy of Laura Vitale Photography.