Here I am in a nutshell: my friends and family (pets included!) are everything to me, laying out at the pool or going to a darkroom are my favorite ways to relax, burritos are my favorite food, and I LOVE that my job requires me to get to know anyone and everyone from all walks of life.

One of the very best things about being a photographer is getting to know your subjects on a deeper level than with most jobs.  I get to find out fun little details of my clients’ lives, like how one mom carried the Olympic Torch in the last summer games, or that the family dog goes and sits by the little one year old when she cries to try to comfort her.  These small details allow me to make photographs that really show a viewer who these people are, and hopefully give the viewer a deeper glimpse of my clients’ lives.

When I was little, I wanted to be famous and make huge changes in the world.  I wasn’t sure how, but I knew I wanted to have an impact.  I believe I am doing just that.  It means so very much to me that the photos I take today will be priceless one day to my clients. Even though the impact I am making isn’t worldwide, something as small as a photograph can mean the world to someone, and I am completely fine with that.