NATIVE SHOOT
Creative Techniques
Thursday

BIOGRAPHY
I have always been drawn to imagery. I considered it as my major in college but my fear of never being able to make money doing it got the best of me. I settled on child development instead which is so ironic since who actually makes money with an undergraduate child development degree? I am not one that has a lot of regrets in life but I do regret that decision. Like many photographers, I got my first DSLR and started photographing my own family. then friends, and then friends of friends. I really didn't find my groove and come into my own until I took a two year hiatus from clients when my 4th child was born and solely shot for myself. That was the most productive break I have ever taken. I credit that time to leading me to be the artist I am today.

I am most passionate about the process of creating images. I am addicted to that feeling I get when I make an image I love. That feeling is what drives me to pick up my camera every single day. I am also very passionate about teaching. I have been teaching an online workshop called "The Magic of Light" to other photographers for the past three years and absolutely love helping other photographers to not only see and use light in interesting ways, but also helping them to be the best version of themselves.

I CAN'T GO A DAY WITHOUT
Perrier, string cheese, and Zip Fizz.

ONE THING I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN
Spray Sun-In in my hair or get a perm. I realize this statement probably dates me but yes, my junior high years involved lots of perms and Sun-In.

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING
I take every chance I can get to go on a road trip, hike, camp, and explore new places. I'm like a moth to a flame when it comes to warm weather, sunshine, blue skies, and water.