I'm a photographer-travel writer (and florist and designer) in the US, and create travel itineraries in Rome, Italy. I am also an event photographer (small weddings, engagements, events, and engagements) and for corporate and small businesses I shoot Linkedin profile shots, office photography, and architectural photography for real estate clients and booking.com. Graphic Art and Design clients include many authors and music bands. My landscape and candid photography have been featured in travel magazines and guide books since 2005.
I shoot digital SLRs and full frame cameras, and my great love is my first love: analog photography. I shoot fine art films for Italian projects and for select clients. There is something in the color, tone, character, and mood of film which capture the enchantment of the most beautiful country in the world: Italy. Film tells another layer of the stories behind a face or a cityscape in between the shadow and the light of an image.
My literary travel site (and book photo project on Rome) is at alovelettertorome.com
My new book Chasing Beauty in Italy is available to HERE (2nd Edition 2019).
I want to bring everyone on their own private tour of Italy focusing on the art and culture (and food & fun) so I wrote a travel memoir that is also an easy to follow travel guide to Roman & Art Italy… with many photographs and simple to follow maps. The digital version will be interactive by 2020.
I was recently widowed and miss my husband, Rian, dearly.
It’s been an unimaginable nearly 15 months on this earth without him here.
I dedicate my work and my books to our beautiful times in Italy together... I would not have experienced and learned all that I have about the beauty of Rome and Italy without him. He was like having my own Classics professor with me in every museum and ruin and architectural tour, happily recounting the history and meaning behind every Classical line or war or philosophy snippet.
His tireless enthusiasm and passion for travel and for wisdom and for art and music and books and for hiking in nature and ruins and swimming in the seas and pools and lakes of Italia were what got me out of bed each morning and onto a plane with him to follow him on our next adventure.
He is greatly missed by his family and friends. This is for you, Rian. We love and miss you so much, and the world has lost much of its color and beauty in your absence. The sun reminds us of you, and keeps us going, to remember you longer, to carry on your generosity of spirit and your strength in our actions every day until it is our time to depart, and to try to honor you.