I grew up in Rockaway Twp. NJ.
I swore I was going to move as far away as possible.
I now live in Rockaway Boro, one town over.
My first SLR camera, the Pentax K-1000.
It's a great camera, and I don't think I will ever get rid of it.
Now I use Canon cameras.
In 2001, Sam and I bought our house.
It's old and requires a lot of work.
I love it and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut.
This is me, in 7th grade, at Space Camp.
In 1994, I met Sam in 3D design class.
We've been together ever since.
We were married on Aug. 11, 2000.
In 2003, I started at Brian J Ganton & Associates. First as an assistant, then as 2nd photographer, and now as the head photographer and studio manager.
Behind the camera is Chris Ganton.
I wouldn't be where I am today without his help.
I went to William Paterson University, majoring in Fine Arts.
I was part of the first graduating class as a University.
While in school, I interned for Lois Greenfield.
It was my first experience being around a working photographer and studio.
I like to make stuff.
I don't mind getting dirty.
I used to paint. When I started school, it was all I wanted to do.
After I took a photo course, my priorities changed.
All I wanted to do was take pictures.
After I graduated, I started working at Rollercoaster Studios.
I built sets and did lighting for assorted films and videos.
This included a lot of infomercials.
I Love Books.
I'm going to have to build another bookcase soon.
The ones we have are almost all full.
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