Faith changed my heart to love thy neighbor. Love is a common thread. Life is short, and you were made to love and be loved. This is why I am a photographer, giving people moments to look back on to remember the good times when we were loved.
The most important part of my life is my husband. I met my husband when I lived in Oregon. We both volunteered for a homeless ministry, and were just acquaintances for 3 years before we became pals, hanging out at coffee shops, and long conversations after church. It wasn't until I announced my plans to move back home to Connecticut when Neil realized he didn't want to live life without me. When we first became an "item" we both knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that we were meant to be life partners. There's a lot more to this story... I'd love to tell you over a glass of wine how crazy our story is!
When you're in love with someone, you can't stop talking about them.
1990's...I was that little girl who played with Daddy's Pentax film camera to take photos of cats and flowers to win ribbons at the local fair. It wasn't until after college, a young Latino mother told me that she has never had any pictures taken of her two kids. So I volunteered to photograph her kids with my new point-and-shoot camera, and delivered the first prints she had ever owned of her kids.
In 2011, I decided to buy a DSLR to document my big trip to Israel. On that trip, I forced myself to learn all those crazy camera settings (like shooting on Manual) and got a good taste of photographing candid moments of life & culture. A year later, I photographed my friend Carlee's engagement session at Silver Falls in Oregon, and Carlee's wedding photographer approved of me to be a second photographer for her wedding.
That summer of 2013 I photographed my first wedding ever! After that, I found a couple second shooting gigs that summer, followed by a bunch of portraits and planned "styled wedding shoots" in a hazelnut grove, state capitol, an old park/estate, and on a butte in Idaho.
I photographed my first weddings as lead photographer winter of 2014, and created my business brand. The name "Trailing Twine Photography" was born while I was brainstorming while driving along the Crater Lake Highway to some farms in Oregon. That spring, I made the big move across country back home to Connecticut, and photographed my first 6 wedding clients in MA, CT, and NH. Since 2013, I've photographed over 80 weddings as a primary and second photographer. Thanks to Daddy's camera, and Maria's simple request.