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About me

Photography is a dream job for me!  I've loved all things creative for as long as I can remember.  I'd taken photography classes here and there but it wasn't until after we brought our son home in 2004 that I became a student of the art, reading everything I could get my hands on and talking to anyone who would talk to me about it.

After enjoying a successful 13 year career in Marketing for a major publishing company, I found myself wanting to take on the role of the creative vendors I was hiring.  I took the leap and left the corporate world to pursue some exciting design opportunities.  It was then that photography and documenting my own child's life through pictures became an addiction, a passion that I love to share with others.

As a Mom of two, I know how quickly time passes and how those memories we think we'll remember forever quickly fade over time.  Being behind the camera capturing moments of your lives, then coming home and creating pieces of art that will tell your story for generations to come has been such an incredible experience.  Every client, every session is different and unique so this job never grows old!

My most important job, however, is right here at home.  I'm a wife to an amazingly supportive husband (I should write that twice!), and an adoptive mom to two beautiful kids, Brendan (7) and Kyra (3), who keep me running but I wouldn't change a thing.  I'm also a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor, not always in that order but all major roles that make my life feel complete.

McAvoy’s 4th

Having grown up in a small city where a military base once played a huge role in the community, it’s been hard to top the memories I have as a kid spending July 4th with extended family and friends on the base.  Watching fireworks, eating delicious food, listening to live patriotic music of all kinds, eating scrumptious food, respecting the people, the flag and our country.  Oh, and did I mention the food? 😉  I’ve lived in the Hudson Valley now for 17 years.  (Wow!  I actually had to grab a piece of paper and do the math after calculating it in my head first because I didn’t believe it.)  Though I know I’ll never relive those memories or, sadly, give that experience to my own kids, I do think it’s important to have something they look forward to being a part of each year.

This year, still a transition year for our family with a new house, new neighborhood, new school, new town, we discovered one more reason to love our new ‘hood.  Our neighbors and friends threw what I think was a first annual 4th of July party and it was huge!  It was also a gorgeous, perfect day.  There was a bounce house, a huge water slide, kiddy pools, baseball, lacrosse, water balloons, beer pong, and numerous other outdoor games of which we don’t agree on names.  Top it off with the fact that we are on a hill and had an incredible view of fireworks around us from 3 different locations.  And if that wasn’t enough, an outdoor movie shown on a blow-up movie screen and projector that the kids all camped out watching in their sleeping bags.  Is there anything you didn’t think of McAvoys???

I would love to get tickets to the Boston Pops on the 4th one year!  But until then, we look forward to spending it right here on our own street.

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