A few years back, a friend of mine asked me if I would assist her as she photographed a wedding. My first responsibility was to tend to the equipment and occasionally fluff a brides gown. Once I got the hang of that, I started second shooting for her. Like a sponge, I soaked up as much information as I could. She mentored me, pushed me out of my comfort zone, and believed in me. Not only has she taught me how to bond with my camera but she taught me what it means to be a photographer. Be passionate about your work and it will show in your images. I’ve been grateful ever since. Thank you for encouraging me every step of the way, my dear friend.
Over the years, I’ve photographed weddings, family & children sessions, high school seniors, beloved pets, corporate and private events and commercial products for small businesses. I have an extensive collection of never-shared personal images that mostly revolve around my cats and countless trips to Germany and Austria. Having worked as a freelance photographer for 4 years or so, I have great respect and an appreciation for professional photographers and what it takes to run a successful photography business. It’s very challenging and sometimes not as respected as it should be for such a technical craft.
I decided that 2016 would be the year that I pull back from freelance work and focus on personal growth as a photographer. My first baby is due in June of this year and I’m looking forward to meeting my new muse for the first time. I’m ready to learn new lighting techniques and expand my abilities a bit more. I’m going to share my photos with you from time to time but be aware that it could look a little like a junk drawer and completely random at best.