I was stuck inside one night during a huge blizzard, and I picked up a camera for the first time ever. I was 19 years old and I had no idea how impactful this moment would be in my career. I convinced my friends Nicole and Katy to let me do their makeup and hair, and using my friend Charlie’s camera, I took photos of my friends outside in the snow. I felt something spark inside of me when I took these photos. Something powerful. That moment sent me a fierce ten-year mission to pursue my dream.
it all began in 2010 outside my college dorm at hofstra university.
My dream is PARLR. After that night in the blizzard, I began my career, working anywhere and everywhere I possibly could, from a makeshift studio in my dorm room to a rented fraternity house basement that I outfitted it as a photo studio. I worked for a celebrity stylist, Alexa Winner, driving all over NYC in my 1997 Saab to find unique shooting locations.
My crazy NYC adventure eventually led me back to my hometown of Framingham, where my first "studio" was born in my parent's garage. After just a year, I upgraded to a 300 square foot space in a mill building, right across the hall from what would eventually become Beauty PARLR and RLR Studio, a 2,500 square foot space. And in the same building as what you know and see today as PARLR.