Hello there! My name is Pam. I am a photographer from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, inspired by wonderful people, a love for history, and the natural world. I began Stardust Photography in 2010 to explore and express these passions.
My most memorable childhood experiences consist of visiting the Smithsonian and Carnegie museums, staring wide-eyed at rocket ships, Monet paintings, and taxidermied elephants. I took my interest in history to Saint Vincent College, where I have spent many long, quiet hours deep in historical archives. While leafing gently through old papers, and am consistently struck by one thing: photographs.
One of the greatest lessons I have taken away from studying history is that it does not only exist in large museums and higher education. History lives in your home, in the pages of dusty photo albums, in memories of family members and personal experiences. History is emotional, connecting you to your world and individuality.
History tells stories. I am grateful and excited to be part of yours.
5 Facts about Pam:
- My desk features a rotating cast of favorite books. A few currently on display: Walden by Henry David Thoreau, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and various Sibley field guides to birds and trees.
- I have two rescued kitties, Apollo and Artemis. Apollo is named for the NASA missions, which were named for the Greek god. Artemis showed up at Powdermill Nature Reserve and is named for the Greek goddess of the wilderness.
- I have taught summer camps at Powdermill Nature Reserve for four years and volunteer at the McCarl Coverlet Gallery and Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor museum. Stop in for a tour sometime!
- I am a third-generation Saint Vincent College graduate. Some of my favorite memories at Saint Vincent include: a photography trip to Italy and Greece, writing my senior history thesis on bird banding at Powdermill Nature Reserve, studying German language, and many wonderful classes!
- My camera is my favorite box to keep life’s visual treasures. Nature is my studio.
Stardust Photography proudly supports the Arbor Day Foundation.
For each session, a tree will be planted in a national forest.