I love pictures and I love stories. Before I could walk I gazed endlessly at glossy photos in my mother’s magazines. I created chalk drawings on my walls, on the closet door. I decorated the sidewalks and trees in the front yard with my paint splashes. (Not all the neighbors appreciated my decoration style.) When my family lived in Japan I’d pose my younger sister all over the neighborhood to illustrate life there.
I need to create. I need to tell stories, so it only seemed natural that I’d end up going to art school to study photography. But then I took a job as a graphic designer. It wasn’t quite right; I needed something more … something with a real story, real life.
I returned to my first love–images and stories documenting real life. Families have memories to pass on. Graduates have milestones to mark. Couples have romantic tales to tell. Babies have fleeting moments to cherish.
I love to tell stories. Let me reveal yours through artful images, through the art of your real life.
Sally is a lifestyle photographer working in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, DC area. She studied art and photography at Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, earning a B.F.A. degree.
Many of her clients choose settings around Washington, Arlington, and Old Town Alexandria.
“I love working in these areas. So many of the settings exude a strong sense of place and history and exhibit interesting textures. The historical settings have been here for a long time, have evolved through the years. I feel privileged to be a part of the rhythm of life here.”
Sally’s freelance images have been published in the New York Times, Washingtonian Magazine, Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Health Monitor. Her photos have appeared in blog posts on Run | Lipstick | Chemo, Very Busy Mama Blog (who also included Sally as one of her top 10 photographers in Northern Virginia), The Style Lobby, Motherly, DC By Design Blog, and Alexandria Stylebook. On To Baby (now The Little Umbrella) featured a photo birth story for a photographer spotlight post. “Let’s Talk Live” television included Sally’s images in a segment about breast cancer. She had a one-person exhibition of “Factory Work” at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and won a Judges Selection in the Maryland Institute, College of Art student exhibition.
Sally practices her lifestyle photography with her own busy family of three energetic children, one handsome husband, two mischievous cats and one spoiled Pointer. You may see her around town with kiddos in tow and a camera around her neck. (And if she can juggle it, a mug of coffee in her hand.)
Contact Sally at email@example.com | 703.346.0760