We have a long history, photography and I. Long story short: photography pursued me for years, and I played hard to get. I flirted with it in high school, but treated it like a fling. Unable to fully commit, I kept it at a safe distance during college (#lenswithbenefits). I even married another profession, but divorced it after a few years when I realized photography had my heart. 

I was afraid I would ruin my passion for photography by making it a career. I ended up learning that passion can be stubborn. But if you let it, it will lead to your purpose. Photography is what I was made to do. 

I tried to break up with photography.

Let me share something embarrassing with you
 



a guest came up to me at a wedding I was photographing and said, “You must really love doing this. You’ve been smiling all night!”
  
I absolutely love what I do. It's an honor to be trusted with capturing such a meaningful day in a couples' life and to tell their story the way I know it deserves to be told. I'm excited to show you a glimpse into the way I see the world through my lens. 



I live with my fashion designer boyfriend and two crazy golden retrievers. I’m a devoted plant mom of 53 (and counting). My favorites have names. I travel as much as my wallet will let me (and sometimes when it doesn’t). I rewatch the entire series of Mad Men once a year. I get tipsy off 2 sips of wine. I blame all of my best and worst personal qualities on being half Italian. I'm a big fan of sarcasm and laughing at my own terrible jokes. My childhood nickname was T.J. and between you and me, I wish it would’ve carried over into adulthood. Most people call me Tiff. Just don’t call me ‘Fanny’ (Thank God that one didn’t stick…).





If you know what that means, we’re probably going to be best friends. If you’re clueless, don’t worry. I’d be happy to talk your ear off about personality types when you have five hours to spare. I’m a licensed mental health counselor. I love all things related to personality, birth order, human behavior- all that jazz. I’ve come to find that many of my counseling skills easily transfer to my work as a photographer. My listening skills are on point. Plus, if you get a case of wedding day jitters, I’ve got ya covered. 

let's create  together

Lucky for me, (and for you), photography wasn't the one that got away. 

I'll never forget the time

Cleveland is where I call home 

I’m an ENFP/Enneagram Type 9

A guest came up to me at a wedding I was photographing and said, “You must really love doing this. You’ve been smiling all night!”
  
I absolutely love what I do. It's an honor to be trusted with capturing such a meaningful day in a couples' life and to tell their story the way I know it deserves to be told. I'm excited to show you a glimpse into the way I see the world through my lens. 

I live with my fashion designer boyfriend and two crazy golden retrievers. I’m a devoted plant mom of 53 (and counting). My favorites have names. I travel as much as my wallet will let me, and sometimes when it doesn’t, prior to Covid of course. I rewatch the entire series of Mad Men once a year. I get tipsy off 2 sips of wine. I blame all of my best and worst personal qualities on being half Italian. My childhood nickname was T.J. and between you and me, I wish it would’ve carried over into adulthood. Most people call me Tiff. Just don’t call me ‘Fanny’ (Thank God that one didn’t stick…).

If you know what that means, we’re probably going to be best friends. If you’re clueless, don’t worry. I’d be happy to talk your ear off about personality types when you have five hours to spare. I’m a licensed mental health counselor. I love all things related to personality, birth order, human behavior- all that jazz. I’ve come to find that many of my counseling skills easily transfer to my work as a photographer. My listening and empathy skills are on point. Plus, if you get a case of wedding day jitters, I’ve got you.

If you're curious about how/why it accidentally took me twelve years to pursue photography full-time, check out this podcast episode.

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