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Taking pictures has always been an important part of my life.  It grew into a more meaningful hobby that I dedicated myself to when our sons came into our lives.  I love and treasure all the moments I have of them from the first moment they were born.  Shortie Studios started, like many photographers, when my friends asked me to create the same images for them that I have of my own boys.  And that has become a dream come true for me.

Although I am born, raised and live in Western New York, I always feel most at home near the ocean.  So at least once a year, I try to get my family to the beach.  Most of our days though we spend being together, either at home or our cabin in the Southern Tier.  I am a big fan of Buffalo Sports, hanging out with friends at some of our amazing local breweries, and have even fallen in love with working out.  That is just a little about me.

Photo by Sarah-Beth Photography

Photo by Sarah-Beth Photography

My Experience… This is not something that I jumped into just because I had a fancy camera. I have slowly taken my time to learn, practice, study and be critiqued. I put my whole heart into creating the best images I can for you. In February 2016, I mentored with Ashley Hill Photography in Melbourne, Florida. In July 2016, I mentored with Sarah Hill, from Sarah-Beth Photography in Indiana. I am currently an active member of a few online learning communities. I love learning and will always be striving to improve my craft.

My Philosophy… Photography feeds my soul. I love moments and touches way more that I do perfect smiles and poses. So I will shoot what I love, while giving you lasting images of your family.

This is my crew, my inspiration, my why. Sometimes we are chilling on the couch, and sometimes we adventure! You can follow along with us here.