About Me

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I'm a wife to my high school sweetheart and mother to a very energetic little boy, an equally energetic dog and a precious little girl born on Halloween.

I love the beach, camping and spending time with my wonderful family.

I started the truly serious portion of my photography journey in 2007 with the purchase of my first DSLR camera.
In 2008, I shifted my focus from photographing motor sports to portraits (mainly of my newborn son and family).
In 2009, I began really researching photography and trying to perfect my craft.

Now, I'm ready to help you document the precious moments in your life through pictures. So contact me and let's get started!

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It all started with a race car and a baby.
My husband started racing at a local track in 1997. I appointed myself as the team photographer and did my best to take pictures of him and the rest of our team. Unfortunately, a dimly lit racetrack and a car moving at high speeds turned out to be a perfect recipe for dark, blurry photos. I would manage a decent shot every so often, but I soon became frustrated with my simple camera and photos that never turned out the way that I wanted.
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After using various film and finally digital “point and shoot” cameras, none of which were quite what I was hoping for, a coworker told me that in order to get the results I wanted, I needed to get a DSLR camera. After much research, I made the purchase. I took it to the track and it was a world of difference from what I had before. Finally, I could capture the action and end up with the photos that I had imagined.
Then in 2008, my husband and I had a son, and my focus completely shifted to photographing our beautiful little boy. However, even though I had this great camera, a tiny baby is a much different subject than a racecar and I just wasn’t getting the results I was looking for.
I began a quest for education. I devoured books on photography. I spent countless hours online reading through photography websites. I attended photography workshops. I practiced and practiced even more. Along the line, I fell in love with photography. I love creating art and translating an image that I imagine into a reality on an LCD screen. I love immortalizing these fleeting moments in our lives.
Photography isn’t a subject where you can learn everything and then say that you’re finished – that you know all there is to know. Because of that and ever changing technology in this digital age, I’ll always be learning and I understand how vital it is for me to educate myself. But I have a good foundation in place and it’s time to put it to use.
Let me put it to use for you, documenting your special experiences. Memories fade, but a picture suspends them in time so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Let me be the one to capture those moments that leave you speechless.

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