A Little about Me. . . I have been creative all my life and was encouraged and inspired throughout my childhood by my grandmother, Betty, to put a creative touch on everything I do. She was notorious for turning something ordinary into something all her own with a little Betty (or Grandma) twist. I went on to formally minor in Art, graduate, and create a successful handmade jewelry line that, at it's peak, was selling in over 150 shops worldwide while our online retail store soared to a top selling shop on etsy with over 10,000 pieces of handmade jewelry sold.
As children entered the picture, keeping up with a thriving business was taking away from family life so I gave it up in pursuit of another dream-- being mommy. Of course, being mommy did not require me to leave my creativity behind and among dinosaur projects and fort building, my photography of people began to take shape. I had an expansive knowledge of photography and design programs so it seemed natural to turn my focus from jewelry to people. I had switched my subjects but my love of color and emotion still applied.
I never really set out to become a professional photographer but as I began to take photos of my children and family, others began inquiring about capturing memories of their own. And so it began. . . Creating memories that would otherwise be lost in time and capturing emotion in color, on film, for you to enjoy for a lifetime. I love people and I love capturing the unique parts of a personality with a little fun and a little flair--meeting and capturing "you" is the best part of every shoot.