Hi there! Let me tell you a bit about who I am and why I endeavored into this fabulous, heart-filling, wonderfully challenging, and forever important work of photography.
The soft and squishy stuff:
It’s really quite simple; I have a knack for seeing the very best in people – of seeing their shine even when it’s gotten kind of murked up by life.
Photography allows me to capture that beauty – the way that people love each other, the wonder on a child’s face when he’s discovering this great big world, the innocence and fleeting tiny-ness of a newborn babe. I love being present with families as they celebrate milestones, helping to set the scene and giving space for fun or quietness or waiting. . .
For the moments when we all want to bottle time, stand still a while longer, look back upon days and remember love – I want to be there, camera ready and heart open, able to see and capture the best.
Child of God, wife to my handsome soulmate, mother to three amazing children, lover of nature and light, loyal friend, complete mush for Golden Retrievers, and artist – if I can live well toward those names, I will have lived well.
The technical stuff:
After spending more than 15 wonderful years in corporate Human Resources and global Learning and Development roles, I stepped away from the ladder-climb and launched my own business with my passion for photography. That move also allowed me to take better hold of my most important job – my family. With a passion for excellence and a commitment to making some positive marks on this world, I am thrilled to be able to apply my talents in business and photography toward helping my clients see their own stories as art.
On top of endless hours of practice, my photography talent has been inspired and enhanced through my study under amazing industry leading artists across the globe. Having completed courses by Kelly Brown, Sue Bryce, Julia Kelleher, Anna Brandt, Mary Macomber, Sandra Bianco, and mentored under Amy McDaniel, I am beyond blessed to have had such amazing support on my journey.
I maintain active membership in the Professional Photographers of America organization and complete regular continuing education to stay current with industry trends and gain fresh perspective for artistic inspiration.
And I give back to my community through photography donations to our local maternity home, The Living Vine and through remembrance photography for families who are experiencing infant loss or terminal childhood illnesses.