Hello & Welcome!
Virtual hug! Welcome to my home on the web! I am a fine art wedding, family, and food photographer serving Washington DC, Virginia, and destinations beyond. After saving all of my birthday and Christmas money, I bought my first (film) camera when I was in third grade and have been photographing people, places, and their delicious food since!
I earned my BA in Literature and History at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, especially focusing on the cultural significance of European Intellectual History and Art Movement as reflected in Classical Literature. I had the opportunity to further enhance my art study by taking classes in oil painting, spending a semester studying Ancient Sculpture in Greece, and completing photographic mentorships in digital hand editing.
I am endlessly inspired by light, pops of color, texture, and lots of layers! Whether I am arranging wedding details, helping to choose clothing for family portraits, or staging a steaming pot roast, styling, catching the perfect light, and creating the most flattering form for my subjects makes me do a happy dance!
As a photographer, I capture images for couples, families, and food.
Classic and natural images that tell the story of your love, your life, and your work. I am grateful that my business has allowed me to travel around the U.S. and even internationally (to one of my favorite places in the world - Greece!) I love that it has introduced me to so many clients-turned-family friends, and also so many new delicious foods!
When I am not on the keyboard or behind the camera, I'm happiest in the kitchen trying a new recipe or cuddled under a blanket reading a book. I love a good historical drama, food documentaries, and of course, binge-watching the Office with my family. I love to travel and explore new places. I can never visit Greece enough. I am passionate about hospitality, thoroughly enjoy having a full house, and hosting dinner parties. Spending time with family and friends makes my heart full and I would love to get to know yours!
As bees gather honey, so we collect what is sweetest of all things and build...
Rainer Maria Rilke
Greece has given me some of my best childhood memories, my most formative experiences of faith as an adult, and has helped shape a way of life for me that is centered around family, faith, and hospitality. What else can I say? It's in the blood!
My Mediterranean roots run deep! Hospitality is inseparable from the culture and faith in which I grew up. I live to host, to serve, and to show my love in the best way I know how - through food and drink and offering my home!
I’m endlessly inspired by flowers. My dream home is a small house with a big cutting garden! They are my favorite detail of every wedding and brighten up any space they occupy. The more I learn about flowers, the harder it is to choose a “favorite.” As Claude Monet said, “I must have flowers always and always.”
The Great British Bake Show together with the America's Test Kitchen Bread Illustrated cookbook has helped develop my love of cooking into a love of baking. Homemade sandwich bread? Game changer.
MY PHILOSOPHY &
THE REASON WHY
I love to do what I do
I met the love of my life, Rassem when we were in college. We got married in November 2015 in a tiny Orthodox chapel overlooking the city of Boston, surrounded by our big Greek and Lebanese families and friends. We spent two weeks honeymooning in Edinburgh, London, and Bath; marveling at the English countryside views from the train windows, drinking tea, playing cards, and perusing little bookstores for hours. It was a dream we still talk about!
We became a family of three in June 2017 when our daughter, Sonia Noor was born. Being able to watch her grow these past three years has been a gift of an experience beyond words and fills us with grateful prayer. The joy of our family only grew when we welcomed our little boy, Matthew Panagiotis into the world. Children are an eternally precious gift!