WHO I AM
Born in Michigan, 1975
Studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta
I fell in love with photography when I took a class in high school and experienced developing film and printing my images for the first time. I continued studying photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1997-1998, learning about alternative processes like cyanotype prints, polaroid transfers, and emulsion transfers. At the Art Institute, I earned the Best Portfolio Award for the Commercial Photography Diploma program. I was taught how to use Adobe Photoshop and have been using it since, turning to youtube to learn the things that I needed to figure out.
I embraced digital photography 22 years ago when my oldest was a baby and I was burning through rolls of film because she looked different every day. I've worked with Georgia Classic Images taking school portraits, Katie Wagner Social Media for corporate portraiture for a website, and id8 Agency on portfolio pieces, ad campaigns, and office events. I've also created a number of portraits over the years. I've learned a lot from photographing my daughter's cross country team and the kids who have come after her for the past 9 years.
I have been married for 27 years and have two daughters who have graduated from college. My spiritual gift and love language is serving, so the way I show love to others is by doing things for them. My Myers-Briggs personality type is INFJ, which means I have a strong desire to make the world a better place. I love God and I see Him in the beauty He created; I love sharing the beauty that I see with others through photography. A few of my favorite things include running, coffee, gardening, the beach, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. I challenge myself to look at things in a different way, discovering beauty and magic in the ordinary.