I’ve always been drawn to art and story. Fashion, cultures, textures and colors inspire me. I am always exploring new locations and shopping for fun accessories and props for photo shoots. Growing up, I attended art camps, worked on homecoming floats and painted murals. In college, I landed on an art/ business major. Then I started my career in graphic design which led me to photography.
In addition to my full-time photography business, I am a middle & high school art teacher, plus my husband and I lead a non-profit, Athentikos, that facilitates creative arts workshops online and in Guatemala for the purpose of healing and self expression. I also love playing with my Boston Terrier pups, parenting our two teenage boys (whom we adopted as babies from Guatemala), traveling and sipping drinks on the back deck with friends.
Time to get a little deep here... I love that the word "photography" literally means "painting with light." I'm a light painter! The first step to creating a great photo is finding or creating amazing light. Then we add in YOU and MAGIC truly happens. There are lots of cliches about photography, but you realize the pure magic of this gift when documenting a birth or browsing through someone's photo collection at the time of their death. But the real magic is seeing how a photograph can truly transform a person's self image or grow a business vision. This is a power I do not take lightly. While a photo shoot might only last 20 minutes (most actually last 2-3 hours) and it only takes fractions of a second to capture a photo, I pour lots of time into preparing and editing your images to create stunning photographs for you to share in print and online. Let's make magic, my friend!