ABOUT


 Finding a sweet spot of light and getting in the perfect position is key to pet photography - knee pads help too!

Finding a sweet spot of light and getting in the perfect position is key to pet photography - knee pads help too!

I have held a lifelong passion for photography and animals: horses, dogs, parakeets, hamsters, you name it, I probably wanted it! After a life changing move from Manhattan to India with my husband’s job, I seized the opportunity to create MY dream job: animal photographer. And now I get to photograph them all — and more!

Whether marveling at the primping and preening of pups at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, following the training of landmine detection dogs in Bosnia, or capturing the personality of a beloved family pet, my aim is to document their stories with integrity, individuality and insight.

"Hounds of Hope,” my photo story about the 250+ canine residents at the Penang Animal Welfare Society in Malaysia, received a prestigious World Press Photo Award in 2014. As well as this story, my work has been published in the US and international media and featured in exhibitions and festivals around the world.

I am a member of the association of Professional Photographers of America, the British Royal Photographic Society, the US National Association of Press Photographers, the Orlean Artist Collective (OAC) and HeARTs Speak, a global organization that pairs artists with local animal shelters to help raise their profile and adoption success.

When not behind the camera, I'm a proud puppy momma to three Indian born dachshunds: Mitzie, Monty and Minnie. Prior to moving into photography, I spent 20 years as a PR and communications consultant in London and NYC.

I am available for pet and animal photo shoots (in studio and on location), editorial assignments, event and commercial photography and pro-bono work for animal welfare groups in the Piedmont region of Virginia, northern Virginia and the Washington DC metro area.