Families are about connection. When I look at the photographs my parents took of us growing up, I can see how much love we had for each other: our connections. I can see how much I adored my grandma in my loving gaze and her brilliant smile. I can see the deep attachment my sisters and I had to our mother in the way we tightly embraced her. I can see the joy my aunt and uncle brought to our life through the laughter captured in the pictures. I look at these photos and I remember so many moments of love and connection.
I find it difficult to describe why I love someone but it's so easy to see that connection through photography. That's the gift I want to give to your family: soul touching photographs that share your connections -- your love. I have a keen eye and an open heart and I know that if you put your trust in my abilities, you'll fall in love with your family every time you look at the photographs we make together. I can capture that connection.
I am 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). I have published a full color professionally bound photo book featuring portraits and stories of everyday women from a 365 project titled, "She Inspires 365". Books can be purchased for $25 at Powell's or at
As a mother of two young children who is currently breastfeeding a baby, I'm especially passionate about creating healthy, authentic images of mothers and our bodies that show how truly powerful we are. Look at what we can do! There should be more portraits of postpartum women that show off their body's abilities and accomplishments, rather than emphasize how they should be fixed. 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 and connection in their lives -- because let's face it, parenting is hard and it goes by so fast.
Portraits can be taken 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!