Lily was raised in Vermont. After studying history at Bates College, she worked as a research assistant in marine labs for 6 years, studied dolphin ecology in the Gulf of Mexico and Ionian Sea, then taught herself Italian while teaching English in Milan and outside Florence. Returning to Maine in 2001 to study film-making at Maine Media Workshops, she discovered a love for still photography and local food systems, taking pictures of farmer friends in the fields while working on their Community Supported Agriculture farm.
For the last ten years she has been photographing for magazines and private clients. Her favorite subjects are agriculture, community, and people, especially those considered "other."
A graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Photography, Lily is available for hire as a freelance portrait, documentary, and editorial photographer.