I was born and raised in an Italian/American community in New Jersey. I am the mother of 4 grown children and a 4year old chocolate Lab, Lucca, I live in the Wine Country in Napa California. I am a Freelance Film Photographer, studied at School of Visual Arts, NY, NY with a BFA Fine Art Photography, I also work for Food Network Chef Michael Chiarello at Bottega Restaurant in Yountville, CA. I love shooting in black and white. I process all my own film and print my own silver gelatin images. I am exhibiting my work locally and hope to get my portfolios out into NYC galleries in the future. I enjoy cooking, traveling, reading, hiking in the vineyards, spending time with my family and choc lab. I am collaborating with my older son who is a film maker in Los Angeles. We just shot his first feature film, called ZenDog which will be released in the beginning of 2015. I am currently applying for a fellowship in Rome to study for one year through the American Academy in Trastevere. If excepted, I will be in Rome, August 2015.