I answer to many things. The most important is momma. For the past 4 years I have been blessed with being able to be there 100% for my daughter and now my son. But there is something that happens to a person when their focus is only one thing...they start to lose themselves. I have learned that I need to focus a little on me so I can be a better momma to my kids and a better wife to my husband.
Besides my family, I have 2 passions...photography and teaching.
After college I started teaching (against my better judgement), but I found that teaching was a calling. I might not have been in a classroom for a long while, but being able to help someone learn thrills me. It touches my soul and makes me love what I do more.
Photography was something I jumped feet first into, it didn't come as naturally to me as teaching. When I was 16, I took a trip to Europe with a group called American Music Abroad (AMA). This trip lit a fire in me that kindled for a long time, just waiting for the right time to blaze. I saw so many beautiful and breathtaking places which I had to capture it all. Before I left my mom bought me a new 35mm camera and I took over 30 rolls of film the 2.5 weeks I was overseas. Once all the film was developed and put delicately into a photo album, which I showed everyone, there was one picture that stood out to whoever I showed it to. It was of a castle in the mountainside surrounded by beautiful greenery. Everyone thought it was a postcard, and I had the pleasure of telling them that it was my own. After 10 years of doing things that I thought I should be doing and not being satisfied, my husband told me to follow my dream, whatever it may be. So off to photography school I went. It's been 6 years and I'm still here. There has been many ups and downs, but it's something I'm in for the long haul. I love seeing how people react to the pictures I captured of them and their loved ones.
My goal is to deliver my clients with the unexpected. I love knowing and seeing my artwork hanging in people's homes. What is art if you can't share it with others? Your portraits need to be displayed so you can show the world, well at least those you invite over, what you value the most.
When you work with me, you get someone that cares about you and cares about what they are doing. Everytime I'm out photographing or editing, it's time away from my family, so I put everything I have into that time so it's worth it for you, me, and my family.