Mindy Pavone

I am a mamí, a wife, an artist and a photographer. I have an Associate’s degree in Graphic Illustration, a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Art Education. I am located in Canastota, NY and service Syracuse and Utica and in between. I love art. It’s the one thing I’ve always been interested in since I was a child. I began my transition from drawing portraits to photographing portraits when my son Luca was born in 2010. While I always enjoyed taking photographs, Luca is what pushed me to do it professionally. I am interested in photographing life as I know it, life as I see it. While my photography consists of posed shots, I adore candid shots. I rather my clients completely forget about me during a session. I prefer to catch the moments when they are completely unaware of me. I want to capture a slice of their life. More about me… I am an avid reader. I would love to live in Barcelona. Merengue is in my blood. I want to publish a children’s book. I’m opinionated, a little stubborn and very sarcastic. I love Billie Holiday. I can’t swim even though I was born on an island. I’m very superstitious. I crave learning new things. I am forever on the prowl for innovative and quirky things to make and create. I am addicted to buying handmade. I love things that are unique, one of a kind. Like me.