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.