I was an accountant with a creative soul that hobbied photography for years.  Studies in New York City followed and now years later I'm fulfilling my passion as a contemporary portrait and wedding photographer.  I recently opened a boutique studio in the heart of Montclair, New Jersey (7 Park St. Suite 202).  Some of my work has been seen in The Huffington Post, Downtown Magazine NYC, Skyhorse Publishing and featured in The Daily Voice and TapInto...


Whether for business portraits, contemporary, boudoir, maternity, family, engagement etc. I want to take the best or most beautiful portrait you have ever seen of yourself.  I offer and include pampering and professional make-overs which can be enjoyed on your own or with your loved ones.   My clients often claim they are not photogenic and are generally nervous and shy when they first start.  However, I reassure them that it is my job to take the pressure off of them by guiding, posing and artistically lighting them so that they can just focus on having fun.   By the end of the shoot they are owning it!  I get to capture this beautiful transformation through my photography and that is why I love to do what I do!  For further details as well as a behind the scenes video, please go to 'The Experience - Portraits'.


Wedding photography was my first love.  It continues to be an exciting process from the initial meet and greet, to the emotional big day to the concluding thrill of sharing and delivering your images.  My husband Juan (juanolivencia.com) joins me and we use our combined business backgrounds to provide a high touch and personalized level of service capturing photojournalistic images for you and your families to enjoy for years to come.


Time passes, memories fade, but moments captured in photos can be treasured forever.  I am so grateful for sharing these moments with my clients and feel so blessed to be able to do what I love.  Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you!

MY STUDIO...  7 Park St. Suite 202, Montclair, NJ


I take a lot of pride not only in my work but also in my space ensuring that it is a warm, very clean and intimate environment for all my clients.  Appointments are required for studio consultations, please contact me to schedule.   Various parking options are available and a parking map will be provided.

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