I know....I know! It's about time, right?! Granted, there is an ABOUT section on the site, but that's kinda formal-ish. So here is the uncut, real me before we actually meet.
My name is Theresa!! Some people call me Reese, a nickname I picked up in college. Part of the reason is because I constantly had Reese's in my hands. This post was a long time in the making partly because I'm pretty private about my personal life. I guess that stems from being part of a large family where privacy is a scarcity. I have 6 siblings and I am the 2nd oldest. Yeah! Yup! You get it now. We all have roles in our family, I just happen to be the family clown. I love laughing, making people laugh and seeing genuine joy in people's eyes. It brings me so much happiness. This is the Theresa that my clients get a chance to meet.
I was born and raised in New York City. That is where I lived until I turned 21. I can't begin to tell you all that NYC has to offer, but I've done a lot in a short 21 years. Some of my favorite moments were vocally performing at Carnegie Hall, creating a model catalogue and going to Broadway plays. I guess this is when I grew to love performing arts.
I genuinely enjoy spending time singing around the house and in my car, watching YouTube videos, Bob's Burgers, Romance Films and playing the Sims 4 (3, 2 and the original). Of course, there is a lot more to get into, but why bore you lol. I seriously may be the only person in the world more than happy to have salad all day, everyday. It's a very weird obsession! I have a sweet tooth as well. I love Ferrero Rocher and I think its an appropriate gift for any occasion.
I attended LIU Brooklyn Campus where I studied Business Management with a minor in Finance (and in a way I get to use that knowledge). I DID NOT GO TO SCHOOL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT ALL! It's actually a quite selfish reason I got into photography lol but I'll save that story for when we meet.
This journey to Maternity Photography started in Southeast Georgia in 2016 where I got a chance to meet some of the sweetest souls I'd ever been privileged to capture. Kingsland & St. Marys, GA has become a second home to me and my family. Its brought about all that is beautiful in my life. Camden helped me welcome my little miracle baby and he just turned 7. You might even meet him during your session. He loves to ask to see the babies. He's been my studio manager for years. He's my Inspiration and driving force behind my love for maternity and babies.
New York City has become home again to this girl and I'm loving being back with family and friends. My clients are extremely interesting and have been filling my last 2 years with beauty and poise. I can't wait to meet more people and add them to my ever-growing list of sweet souls.
I like to think that I am very down to earth. I like to keep it real with my clients. My wish is for you to be comfortable around me enough to be yourself. I'm in charge of capturing you in your truest essence and to actually do that I want you to be relaxed around me.
I'm looking forward to meeting you!