Family history has always been an important part of my life.  I have pictures of my Grandfather from his days in the Marines. I have the only existing photo of my Grandmother as an infant with her mother. I have pictures of my parents at their high school prom.  I have pictures of great, great Aunts and Uncles that I have never met.  And even though some of these people are no longer with us, I have these moments captured in photographs that tell the story of my family.

My Grandfather was a big inspiration to me when I became old enough to make the decision of what I wanted to be when I grew up.  He was an avid photographer, taking many photos of my childhood and also my extended family.  What I really find to be amazing, are all the collections of photo albums he has from his childhood, his marriage and kids and now onto great-grandchildren.  I wanted this for myself and my kids and other generations beyond.

My passion led me to college for photojournalism (where I met my husband!) and onto a career as a newspaper photographer.  The way that one photo can move people, cause emotion and change lives is incredible.  My approach to photojournalism is to let the moment unravel without interfering.  Like a fly on the wall with a camera in its hands.  And although my career path has changed a bit, I still approach my photography this way.

I hope you enjoy my work.  If you feel my style is a fit for you, please feel free to contact me for more information.