I know it is not officially a calendar leap year but it is definitely a personal one. I think I knew with absolute certainty from the ages of 12-19 that I was going to be a professional photographer. I grew up on a healthy diet of National geographic magazines in one hand and a professional 35mm film camera in the other. I took pictures of everything all the time and headed to college on a journalism scholarship. With visions’ of one day becoming an award winning photo journalist for National Geographic off I went into the world. On the way to that dream I ended up teaching college history classes, becoming a lawyer and a mom to four wonderful kids. I never stopped seeing the world through a lens, taking pictures in my head everywhere I went. I was always dreaming in pictures. When I finally started photographing again on a consistent basis I knew I could not let the dream slip away. I would modify the dream, as traveling the world with young twins and being hired by National geographic at the age of 37 seemed a bit unlikely! In 2006 as my kids approached their kindergarten year I started to reign in those day dreams and plan a portrait business. The universe had other plans… a second set of twins, and I went back to rocking babies and day dreaming. How would I make this dream come true? Well timing, it is everything as they say.