Cece Fabbro is a professional photographer based in Westchester County, New York. Her specialty is nature and wildlife. An avid hiker, birder, wildflower guide, and nature writer, she has spent much time studying the subjects she photographs.
In addition to private collections, her photographs have appeared in the Michelin Travel Guide Must See series, A World of Biome science series, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, Wildflower Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine and a number of newspapers and newsletters. In addition, several of her photos have been selected for the NANPA Showcase (2007), NANPA's Journal Expressions (2007), and the NANPA Fine Art Print Exhibit (2006). In 2008, one of her photos was awarded a top prize in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition sponsored by the BBC and The Natural History Museum, London.
"Although nature photography is about light, location, and timing, it's also about subject knowledge. I believe that It is important to be a naturalist first, a photographer second. Observation is key, patience and persistence required to capture the perfect moment and that special essence. To watch an egret standing guard over it's young, building a nest, courting, preeening, or just resting; to follow a newly hatched Blanding's turtle heading for the marsh, to visit a cedar bog filled with bright yellow horned bladderworts, to walk among fleeting ephemeral wildflowers emerging from the forest floor in early spring, or to come upon a vast meadow filled with wildflowers in high summer, these are just some of the subjects that excite my senses, and those that I enjoy recording with my camera."
Special thanks to photographers David Muench, Arthur Morris, and John Shaw. I am indebted to these master photographers for their instruction, guidance, encouragement and critique. They have helped me see the world in a new light.