I am a mother and photographer based in Portland, Oregon with over 10 years of experience documenting a diverse range of subjects: from students in Washington D.C. public schools to Native Americans on reservations and in urban areas; from families in Israel to women running for office in Kenya, I have traveled around the country and the world photographing women and children. I have twice received Project Grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). And I have published a photo book featuring work from a 365 photo project titled, "She Inspires 365", about everyday women and what inspires them. Books can be purchased for $25 at Powell's or at www.sheinspires365.com.
But as a mother of two young children I am currently interested in staying still for the moment (as still as a mother chasing two little kids can be!) and in using my skills to help women in Portland capture the sweet moments of their family’s lives in a body positive way. As a nursing mother I'm especially passionate about creating healthy, authentic images of mothers and our bodies that show how truly powerful we are. I am sensitive, gentle, and openminded and together we can create a comfortable environment where you and your children can be yourselves, feel safe and accepted, and enjoy the process of portrait photography. I believe everyone has a right to capture the joy in their lives -- because let's face it, parenting is hard and it goes by so fast.
Portraits can be done in your home or at local parks. In special instances studio space can be provided. Basic portrait packages start at $395. Please call me to talk about the details and what works for you and your family. (732) 713-8473
Finally, Leoncavallo means “Lionhorse” in Italian!