As your portrait photographer, I am passionate about catching those precious unguarded moments among you and your loved ones, bathed in gorgeous light and in a setting that is special to you. Before, during and after your photo session, I work closely with you to develop the right style and mood for your images.
I want to know what makes your family sparkle, and I want to give it back to you in the form of photography.
Emotive, organic, animated and authentic, with some levity thrown in!
I believe that creating timeless portraiture comes from getting to know my clients, and offering you a very personalized experience.
I believe in doing my homework, by creating a comprehensive shoot plan and also having an overflow of ideas and activities to keep things fresh during our shoot.
I believe in a no-stress experience, which means taking breaks when we need to and fostering a relaxed, playful atmosphere.
I believe in being silly, and having grace under pressure.
I believe in (trying) to keep things simple.
I believe that the soul of a portrait is not just in the eyes, but also in the connection between the subjects, and I aspire to reflect this in my work.
I believe that there are a billion great images that happen out there in front of each of us, every day, and to successfully capture even just a few of them is a blessing.
I'm a former IT servant and high school math teacher. I'm a bit of a numbers geek, actually.
I'm a details person, straight up. I like combining many little things to make a bigger thing, like Tuscan bean stew. Or a balcony vegetable garden. Or a Python program. Or (most importantly) a portrait with the perfect background, lighting and emotional connection.
I’m married to a really smart and adventurous guy, and we have a 13-year-old daughter. We’ve been in Shanghai for nearly two decades, and have been lucky enough to watch this world city be born again.
I love irony, contrast and humor and try to capture these elements in my work.
I am an organizational work in progress. My husband might disagree.
I’m a big believer in “everything in moderation”. Including moderation itself.
I speak respectable Mandarin, albeit with my own take on the vocabulary and grammar, and probably with a thick Shanghai accent.
I love humid weather. Actually, I love all kinds of weather. Except wind, when I am shooting!
I don’t love the air pollution in Shanghai, but I do love what it does to the light.
Scouting new locations and settings is one of my favorite things about being a portrait photographer.
It's such a thrill to me, to see a killer image and then succeed in capturing it. I think it always will be.