I was born and raised in Buffalo NY, I have a background in editorial photography and fine art. I have shot for The Allentowner, The Artvoice,, The Mocha Center and i have done catalog and promotional work for, The WoodCock Brothers Brewery, Baby Cakes Cupcake Diner, The Buffalo Dolls, Coco, Sole, Ambush and other
local businesses.

My work has been in The Buffalo News, Buffalo Magazine,The Niagara Falls Gazette,The Bee, Delicious Dolls, Retro Lovely, Kat Klub, Riot Vixen Magazine, Holistic Fashionista and several other magazines and social media outlets.

I lived in Los Angeles, CA for 12 years where I studied makeup artistry and worked as an assistant to celebrity wardrobe stylist Jessica Pastor.

I learned all the tricks to making someone’s shape appear more flattering just by dressing them correctly. I dressed celebrities such as Christina Applegate, Angela Bassett, and Claire Danes just to name a few. I also worked as a model coach and makeup artist for photographer Cristina Iordache.

I started the Sweet Heart Pin Up studio in 2010 which is a small branch of which focuses on retro pin up, boudoir, glamourous make overs and all around beautiful photographs.

My concept was to bring the “Hollywood treatment” to the good hardworking women of Buffalo NY and surrounding areas.  I wanted to provide them with magazine worthy photographs at modest prices so everyone could afford to feel like a celebrity for a day.

Sweet Heart Pin Up Studio is a place you come to and bring nothing but a pair of high heels.  I do it all; your hair, makeup, and find you a form flattering outfit that suits your personality (I have a plethora of costumes here). We discuss the look you are trying to achieve and I do the best in my artistic power to make it happen.

For transformation examples feel free to check out the Before & After gallery HERE!

I LOVE a challenge so if there is a movie star you want to look like or time period you want to recreate just ask-if I haven’t done it already I can’t wait to.  I love to paint my own backdrops and create scenes so your shoot can be as specific and tailored to your ideas as possible!

No diets necessary I cannot stress this enough it is not the number on the scale but the angle in which I shoot you. This also applies when I shoot weddings, head shots, pregnancy, senior portraits etc. I pride myself in taking the time to shoot you in a way that will make you love how you look.

As a model coach I worked with many different shapes and sizes so I know the poses that will make you look your best. My mission is to make every photo shoot very personal and extremely creative.

I like to make people feel comfortable and provide not just excellent photos but an overall wonderful experience.  I don’t want to just take your picture once; my goal is to be your photographer for life!

Feel free to call on me for any occasion where photographs are desired.

Call me today!  716-803-5993


Check out my blog “lessons through my lens” to learn more about me and my adventures!  Click HERE