Hey there. Long time, no see! I've been spending the last few months taking some much needed time for myself and my personal life. A lot has happened! I've been working a new (ish) job, moved apartments and studio spaces, and done a whole lot of self reflection and discovery. Before things start to ramp back up again I wanted to take a moment to recap all the exciting new things I've neglected to share in the last 9 months or so.
Life is Good
It's been a little over a year now since I decided to leave my job at Wayfair to try something new. It was a tough decision as I had been there for 7 years, built that studio from the ground up, and really truly love shooting interiors. As much as I loved it I felt that it was time for me to move on and expand my skillset in different areas of photography. I was lucky enough to find an equally amazing opportunity working with Life is Good and starting their in-house studio. It has been very reminiscent of my time at Wayfair; both businesses had a large need for photography and a small conference room to make it all happen. Now our studio is fully up and running and taking on all imagery needs, from product silos to social content and lifestyle shoots. We've been busy busting our asses and churning out awesome work. I'm so proud of our progress and how much I've been able to grow as a photographer!
Back in June I decided it no longer made sense for me to live in Marlborough. Working in the city again the commute had been rough and very taxing on my time, energy, and general well-being. It was another tough decision; I had been in living in Marlborough for the last 5 years and really created a home for myself. I ended up finding a lovely studio in Allston, and now that I'm settled in I'm so happy I made the move. Living in the city was something I had always wanted but never had the chance to make happen. It's been a major relief to get my life and free time back; I truly feel like I belong here. I haven't taken the time to photograph an apartment tour of the new space yet, but it's in the works!
In the midst of my great big move to Boston, I also learned that I needed to move my photo studio. I have a shared space at BlueSkies Studios with a group of really talented and diverse artists. The building we were in came under new management, rent started to increase, and we all decided it no longer made sense for us to continue to occupy the space. It was bittersweet to leave that space as it was my first studio and really gave me the drive to pursue freelance work and shoot more personal projects. I grew so much as a photographer in that year, but change is inevitable and luckily we were able to find an incredible new space down the street right in the heart of Hudson (DANGEROUSLY close to New City Microcreamery). I'm very excited about this new space and hope to be in there as much as possible creating new work. Come shoot with me!
2019 has been an incredible year with so many new changes. I'm happy to say that I'm doing really well, feeling inspired and motivated, and ready to dive back into my photography and personal work. Fun projects are on the way!