Photography has been a passion of mine long before I even owned my own camera. From a "mini-camera" that was not much bigger than a roll of 35mm film, to the standard point & shoot, to my first SLR film & several digital cams...and now to my newest DSLR (Nikon D600). Aside from my own personal family photographs, my most memorable shots have been captured during the time I spent traveling in Mexico, South Korea, Costa Rica, & Brazil (personal & mission work). Photography has allowed me to more fully enjoy the LIFE I've been given. It has been a wonderful companion; always there to remind me of the significant (& insignificant) moments, memorable travels, and all the seasons life has to offer. Here at the start of my professional journey, I am inspired to learn & strive for excellence each step of the way--and I am grateful for PPA & my local affiliate (TCPPA).
I'm a wife (to a great husband who supports my dreams!), a dedicated mom to our 5 year-old son, & a former art teacher (6 years with amazing elementary kids), a lover of the arts all-around; painting & ceramics (wheel thrown) were passions of mine, pre-kiddo! I enjoy singing & playing guitar (& piano at times), which is another creative outlet I use to express my heart for God. I love babies, kids, teens (most of the time) & people of all ages! The elderly are dear to my heart. I love to garden & be outdoors with my family (canoeing, camping, hiking, boating, skiing...etc). I'm a night-owl & but I can't drink coffee--works too well on me! And I have a serious addiction to homemade salsa & chips! :-)