Mandy grew up just on the outskirts of Annapolis MD. From an early age she was a bit of an artist but really fell in love with cameras and photography in high school. She pursued a major in photography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Upon graduating with a Bachelor's of Visual Arts/Photography Man… Read More
Mandy grew up just on the outskirts of Annapolis MD. From an early age she was a bit of an artist but really fell in love with cameras and photography in high school. She pursued a major in photography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Upon graduating with a Bachelor's of Visual Arts/Photography Mandy began working for fashion photographer Roy Cox. She was Roy's first employee and played an integral role of helping run the studio but also took on the task of retouching the clients images. For three years at Roy Cox Studios she was involved in the production and retouching of some of the largest commercial campaigns in the tri-state area. It was through these experiences that Mandy realized her passion had shifted from wanting to create images but more to completing images.
In 2006, Mandy decided to branch out in pursuit of this passion and started her own freelance career in retouching. With the internet at only an arms reach, clients worldwide become an attainable reality. She's had the pleasure of working with amazing clients from around the globe. Her work has been seen in over 50 publications worldwide including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Esquire, and GQ.
Editing images is not about completely altering them to where the people are unrecognizable from their original forms but more of bringing out the best potential that is hidden in every image. Working hand in hand with the client is a very integral part of the creative post production process in acheiving the final vision. Mandy considers herself less of a retoucher but rather an image finisher or finalizer to make that vision complete. Behind every great photographer there is indeed someone pushing the final pixels. Read Less