EDUCATION

Our Lady of Mercy Academy: High School Regents Diploma

Class of 2012 (Syosset, NY)

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 (Manhattan, NY)

Forensics Psychology

Nassau Community College: 

Fall 2013 – Spring 2015 (Garden City, NY)

Photography A.S.

Columbia College Chicago: 

Spring 2016 – Spring 2018 (Chicago, IL)

Photography B.A. with honors (Concentration in Fine Art)

Minor in Cultural Studies

 

 

WORK HISTORY

Macy’s: 2012-2014 (Melville, NY)

Sales Associate

 

Lifetouch Photography: August 2013- August 2017 (Farmingdale, NY)

Lead II Senior Photographer

·        Care and transport of equipment on a day to day basis.

·        Travel to each school in the morning and arrive on time, with sufficient time to set up equipment.

·        Set up and break down of equipment at the beginning and end of every day.

·        Work in a fast pace environment and create a friendly environment for the kids, staff, and coworkers.

·        Maintain structure and efficiency throughout the day without sacrificing the quality of each photograph.

·        Take responsibility and initiative when problems and difficulties arise.

·        Correctly complete and deliver any and all paperwork for each job.

·        Understand and correctly meter all lighting.

·        Take initiative and display creativity when it comes to posing and lighting. 

·        Office Management: such as equipment inventory, daily job check-ins, training of new hires, weekly meeting prep, care and distribution of: supplies, caps and gowns, and equipment.

 

Zachary’s Nightclub / Aura Light & Sound Suite: 2015 (East Meadow, NY)

Event Photographer

·        Arrive on time and adjust camera settings before the beginning of the event.  

·        Responsible for capturing, portraits, candid, ceremonial, setting, and food photographs.

·        Work with clients and venue staff to help create an enjoyable and memorable night.

·        Utilize equipment to display photographs on screens while the event is in progress. 

·        Obtain a sufficient number of images incorporating the entire event, as well as burn the photographs to a disk to give to the client.

 

Instacart: 2016 - Present (Chicago, IL)

In-Store Shopper

 

Cast & Create: 2018 - Present (Chicago, IL)

Photography Project Coordinator

·        Recruit, hire, and train new photographers in emerging markets and in regions which need additional support.

·        Correspond with photography team about shoot cancellations, rescheduling, or other photography issues.

·        Reschedule shoots that are missed or not selected each day.

·        Communicate with Account Managers, clients, and photographers to solve daily issues.

·        Ensure all photos are delivered within their required deadlines each day.

·        Ensure photo quality is on-brand and matches our clients’ quality standards prior to delivery.

·        Develop strategic relationships with our clients’ team leads in order to advance relationships and expand market penetration.

·        Provide daily oversight of the photography job selection process while ensuring all projects are accounted for.

 

EXPERIENCE

Photographer and Writer for Symphonatic Magazine – 2012-2015

Event Photographer for Jamie Meeks Productions – 2016-2018

 “The Empty City” exhibition at the Goodman Theatre – April 2017

Event Photographer for Cold Reads, Hot Scripts – March 2018 – Current

Columbia College Chicago Library Artist in Residence (LAIR) – January 2017-May 2018

             “Work in Progress” installation (through LAIR) – May 2018