I fell head over heels in love with photography at the age of eleven when a great aunt who owned a camera shop sent me a professional 35mm film camera. For the next eight years we were inseparable my camera and I. Many happy hours were spent in my school’s darkroom creating beautiful images for our newspaper and yearbook.
I have always been an archivist at heart, organizing my grandparents photos when I was just 10 years old. This love of family history and American history followed me to college and then teaching.
My passion for the art of story telling through great photographic images was rekindled when my own children were born. My first born arrived just as the age of accessible digital photography did. The transition from film to digital gave me not only a solid photography base but the distinct advantage of experience that called for getting it right in camera instead of trying to save a bad image with Photoshop. My images are very natural, not plastic or overly edited.
There are so many interests and events that have brought all of us such great joy and happiness in our adolescence. As we become adults our great responsibilities and schedules take over, it easy to abandon the passions that made us, well us! For me it is truly a gift to have rediscovered the photography of my youth in a whole new way. My journey has brought me full circle to an authentic part of me. A part of me that I would love to share photographing your journey.