I started my journey in photography at the age of 12 when my dad gave me a camera for my birthday. I was instantly hooked. For many years I shot photos as a hobby, capturing the world around me and sharing my images with anyone who would take the time to look at my scrapbook albums.
In the spring of 2001 my cousin decided I was going to shoot her wedding photos. Was I scared? Absolutely! But it came out pretty well and from there the referrals started coming in.
I later took a job at a local film lab (yes, I said FILM! I'm that old!) where I met some amazing mentors. They introduced me to an awesome world of education and opportunity.
Over the years I have developed great friendships with my regular portrait clients, watching their families grow through the years. Some of them started out as wedding clients, then maternity clients and now have become family clients. Forming these relationships with my clients is such a rewarding part of the business!
At this point I have come to love wedding the most. The anticipation and excitement of everyone involved combined with the constantly changing conditions keeps me excited to do what I do!