Andrea received her first camera, a Vivitar TELE 703, when she was 8-years-old and was instantly smitten. She spent her youth documenting the lives of family and friends in the suburbs of Cleveland and at her dad’s pizzeria in East Cleveland. Those ‘Midwest-nice’ roots have given her an edge in exploring the human condition through her camera's lens. Add her love and understanding of natural light and you get a photographer with a unique perspective. Andrea has a talent for putting people at ease thus allowing her to capture authentic moments.
Not one to box herself into a specific category of work, you may find Andrea documenting the mission work of Catholic nuns serving indigenous people in a remote Alaskan village on one day, and on the next she’s tiptoeing around a multi-million-dollar home capturing sophisticated spaces for a top interior designer. Then she’s on set directing a full crew to capture New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner’s portrait while laughing at her dry wit. Her talent at putting folks at ease works in all fields of photography, from portraiture to advertising and editorial to photo journalism. This skill matters in creating images that stand out and that connect with viewers.
Above all, Andrea’s work is about something. She might light a set traditionally or push the limits of natural light, all in order to create a narrative that tells a story beyond the technical and surface aspects of photography. Her approach is friendly and warm, but it’s the sincere respect she has for people that brings out the life in her photos. Anyone with a camera can take pictures, but it takes someone like Andrea to create memorable images that move people.
Published Works and Client List Includes:
Plum Organics • Leo Burnett • MGH Advertising • The New York Times • Sky TV • Dan Rather for The Big Interview • The Washington Post Magazine • Traditional Home • People Magazine • Glamour • Freddie Mac • University of Pennsylvania • Big Brothers of Baltimore • J Walter Thompson • Charles River Apparel • Rosemont College • Drexel University • Johns Hopkins University Design Sponge • Nobel Learning Communities • The Sisters of Saint Francis • GrassROOTS Community Foundation • ABC World News Tonight • CBS Morning Show • Oprah Magazine • NYT Best Selling Author Jennifer Weiner • Anthony Sylvan Pools