Amy Pezzicara, owner/lead photographer

Amy is a full-time professional photographer based in Tampa, Florida.  She grew up in New Jersey, so when it's sweltering in Florida she heads north for summer sessions in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area.  She specializes in weddings, portraiture and an editorial/commercial mix of spaces, food and people.

Her degree in Environmental Science was a little more useful when she was a science teacher and museum designer.  Nowadays she makes sure she runs an environmentally responsible business; her experience as a middle school teacher means NOTHING fazes her (and she loves kids).  While she always had a good eye for photography and art, her design aesthetic was sharpened while working with architects and graphic designers to create multi-million dollar interactive museums here and abroad.  Put that all together and somehow you end up with a vegetarian foodie (married to a carnivore), mother of three fur children, environmentalist, traveler, kayaker, insatiable learner, left-handed (although all cameras are right-handed) photographer who loves to make you smile!

Amy and her husband, Paul Hansen, and Fuzzy, who is keeping a sharp eye on the other two cats.

Amy and her husband, Paul Hansen, and Fuzzy, who is keeping a sharp eye on the other two cats.

Behind the scenes during a Tampa engagement/"get-to-know-you" session.

Behind the scenes of Amy shooting for Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection at the Oxford Exchange.

Of Note

Photographer for The Scout Guide Tampa Bay, Meet Me At Mazzaro's

Contributing photographer: Bern's Rare and Well Done, Visit Tampa Bay, Gulf to Bay's Annual Visitors Guide, Tampa Bay Parenting, Tampa Bay Metro, Tampa Bay Weddings

Heart Gallery Tampa Photographer of the Year 2013

Chosen Artist: Lightning Foundation's Celebration of the Arts

Volunteer: Florida Museum of Photographic ArtsHeart Gallery Tampa

Member: Professional Photographers of America, American Photographic Artists

Number of Years Shooting Professionally: 15

Licensed & Insured?: Oh yes.

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III (x2), Fuji XT-1