At the age of fifteen I was lucky enough to take my first trip to Kenya. My dad was a hot air balloon pilot who lived and worked there.
The experience changed my life. I was captivated by the beauty of Kenya and its people. I had an interest in photography prior to my trip,
but it wasn't until my travels that my love for photography grew stronger. I became interested in learning about new cultures and started seeing people in a different light.
Photography gave me the ability to document the beauty that I was seeing in people.
I worked hard all summer to save up money and bought my first 35mm film camera.
In all of my spare time I took pictures. I joined the yearbook staff and eventually was able to take darkroom classes and learn how to develop my own photos.
I am a firm believer that you should love what you do for work. I am proud to say that I have worked hard to allow myself the ability to do what I love.
I adore photographing people and being invited into peoples lives to document moments that are special to them. I am passionate about capturing natural moments and beauty.
My work has been published internationally and is often featured in local publications.
I am known for my creativity, patience, attention to detail and the ability to make the people that I photograph comfortable in front of the camera.
I have been interested in photography as long as I can remember. My father had many interests, one of which was photography. Growing up seeing the photographs that he took while traveling the world for work was always a joy for me. As I grew older, I started to develop a more creative side of my life which was expressed through music and visual art. In college I took a photojournalism class and was hooked! I loved taking black and white photos and then spending time in the darkroom to see them come to life.
Since connecting with Amelia, I have been exposed to wedding and family photography which has opened up a whole new world to me; capturing and memorializing emotions. I have found that the medium of photography is so very important and pertinent in today’s fast paced society because it has the power to document personal moments and transport people back to the loving feelings that can so often be forgotten. It is truly a privilege to give to people a reminder of those important details of life!
I also am an avid musician, love being outdoors and have a mild (extreme) obsession with all things Toyota Land Cruiser.