Dorothy Brown is an on-location portrait photographer who sees photographs not as simple snapshots, but as meaningful "illustrations of the stories of our lives." To Brown, these moments are priceless possessions that can be used to illustrate to future generations who we once were. Her studio specializes in family portraits; she cherishes her own family shots as a kind of historian of her own rite. She loves to spend time with clients in their cherished places by which they are represented. Brown is a regular contributor to Albany Patch.