I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER AND MAMA
Photography has always been a part of my life.
I’ve been called by many names: mother, wife, veteran, artist, photographer and friend. All of these wrap up to encompass the artist that I have become, each one influencing my craft as I grow from new experiences. Perhaps the most important are wife and mother…with my encouraging husband and loving daughters & son by my side, I find myself constantly inspired.
As a child I would pull my mothers photo albums into my lap. Thick with photos afixed to pages that were slipped into clear plastic covers, to protect from our sticky fingers, these albums were a source of great joy to my sister and I. Each image whispered a story of love and security.
Being surrounded by photographs, both in these albums and covering our walls, invested a sense of belonging and pride in my family. Naturally as I began to explore my own artistic expression, I was drawn to photography in high school. I knew then first hand its importance and meaning. That's where I realized this is what I'm passionate about.