I grew up mostly in Newport, Vermont, but was lucky enough to spend summers with family in Nagoya, Japan. I've always enjoyed traveling and seeing how much of world I could explore. I'm trilingual in English, Japanese, and Italian, but always up to learn more so I can meet more people.
I discovered my passion for photography on a whim. One spring, after months of obsessive shooting, research, and photoshoots with friends, I decided to become a professional photographer and to start Q2 Photos. I now specialize in weddings, portraits, concerts, and product photos in Burlington, Vermont and Okayama, Japan.
While candid photos are my favorite to take, most clients require posed shots. I understand that posing can feel artificial and uncomfortable, so I try my best to communicate with my clients throughout the photoshoot and to guide them through the experience in a fun, relaxing way. I get to know their interests and ambitions so that we establish trust and rapport. My goal for every shoot is to have the client walk away with a smile, knowing that their photos will be in excellent hands.