Wisconsin Weddings, Portraits of Distinction…a brand true to its name: "Tuo Giorno Photography” is “Your Day Photography”.
What’s in the heart - spawns compassion; then ignited, it inhabits the mind - enabling the vision to see, elevating the soul to feel, the beauty in all. What’s in the soul - propels you!
Growing up in New York City, I was immersed in the arts from a young age. Heavily involved in theater, dance, singing, etc, I was always driven to be in the spotlight.
I first started experimenting with photography in my early teens. Never very talented at drawing, I found the camera to be a wonderful tool for self-expression.
Equally as left-brained, I have always been a dedicated student. My devotion to academic achievements landed me at some of the best schools in the country and eventually to the Ivy League institution where I pursued my bachelor's degree in psychology.
One may ask what in the world psychology has to do with photography...surprisingly, more than you think.
The goal of a photographer is not to take a photo of someone looking their best, using proper lighting, high end equipment, etc... Photography is the art of capturing a physical depiction of the essence of your subject: their hopes, dreams, what they love, what inspires them...past, present, and future. Through knowledge of psychology, I consider myself sensitive to the subtleties of their personality, allowing me to create a work of art that truly represents my subject.
Beginning in my early years of life, music and writing were my greatest passions. Allowed and encouraged to explore these creative ventures, from the perspective of a young, eager teenager void of the misgivings and prejudices that are so often intentionally or unintentionally thrust upon an adolescent, I gladly and acceptingly met people from all walks of society. The experiences proved to be both intriguing and humbling; for somehow, some reason, it became the norm where these encounters would translate into lengthy, meaningful, personal discussions, it was as if I was a lightning-rod set to draw in those needing and wishing to share individual expressions of triumphs and sorrows, where I did openly indulge their stories; equally sharing in their laughter, cries, embraces and prayers… my life forever framed to know there is kinship that exists beneath our outward appearances.
Upon meeting in 2012, we discovered a mutual love for the arts and all things creative. A few years later, we decided to create Tuo Giorno photography.
We began a journey across the country; in this we together encountered and embraced the wide variance of cultures and peoples that exist in this great land of ours; which you can only fully appreciate to extents you’re willing to receive and experience them. We have a heart for all people, in all walks of life. Together we journaled the many spectacular scenic views and logged the interpersonal expressions that touched us along the way; capturing them through our extension of vision and soul… the lens of our cameras. Now it is engrained in us! Whether it’s a plan, knowing what we want to express, and carefully craft the who, what and where it will happen, or the completely spontaneous; at the heart and soul, without compromise, always reflecting the integrity of the subject and our defining values. Yeah, not so unlike the masses who panic when they’ve misplaced their smartphones, we must have our camera’s accessible… all the time. Numerous times have we ventured off in a random direction, no destination in mind, and suddenly pull over because we are captivated by the site of something we just can’t pass up.
It is this that a photographer’s love is in exploring the many ways to which that certain image can be captured; a must to translate the story and reveal the beauty and spirit in the way we see it, feel it, and imagine it.