Hi, I'm summer
I’m a storyteller at heart and drawn to life’s little intricacies, chasing light and shenanigans of all kinds. I'm an artist by trade, and my camera is my tool. A lens to show you how I see the world and how I see you. For as long as I can remember, I've been the family and friend photographer-- starting with Polaroids and disposable cameras back in elementary school (hello, 1980s). I love nostalgia, giggling over ridiculous outfits
and pastimes, and remembering the people and memories from the past. Preserving life continues to be a huge part of my persona; now I just do it with more intention and style.
I love people and observing human connection and personality. I love learning the stories behind the faces. I aim to bring out unique traits, the details that make you who you are. The laugh lines and freckles, smiles with baby teeth and one big ol' gap, the wild children who are always on the move (I have 2 of those!), the everyday gestures you might overlook but never want to forget. Let's focus on what's most important to you right now.
Some stuff you need to know about me
I actually have degrees IN
I'm obsessed with:
my dog, foggy days, mountains, and bravo tv
graphic design + Elementary education
My favorite people are
Nothing makes me happier than
My husband + 2 kids
sunshine + a cocktail with friends
you can find me
my style is
in the mountains, at the sea - with my family
real, nostalgic, and emotional
*with a touch of magic*
My perfect hobby
i grew up
in a haunted house in the catskills
making quirky Portraits
in unexpected places
Get In Touch!
NAPCP Finalist | Best Emergent Child Photographer 2018
National Commercial Spot: Athleta
Emotional Storytelling Magazine
National Association of Professional Child Photographers | Inspired Magazine
Click Magazine: Best Images of the Year 2019, 2020
I've photographed people all over the Pacific Northwest and spend part of each summer in Upstate New York. I'm an avid road-tripper, so keep your eye on my schedule to see if I'm coming to a city near you. If I'm not, reach out!
Upstate New York
Catskills, adirondacks, woodstock
Road Trip From NY to WA
Are you along the way?
Seattle, Washington | IRELAND
Scotland | Venice + The Dolomites
Summer has taken some of the most important photos of my life. From newborn photos to family photos and all have far exceeded my expectations. Even with my kids being less than cooperative she manages to capture the moments in between that mean the most. She's got such a creative eye for the out of ordinary photos. I highly, highly recommend her to anyone.
- Vanessa & Colin