If you were to ask me what one of the most important possessions are, I would say our photographs. Photographs are more than just pictures hanging on a wall, they are a lifestyle, a way of making a house a home, memories and so much more. Often the art we surround ourselves with tells others who we are and creates a feeling in our home. Photographs are in every realm of our lives, my work brings great joy and comfort to me when I am designing my scene and even more joy when I see it displayed in someone's home or when they purchase one of my greeting cards.
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. Three words no one wants to hear. Now nearly five years later ... I am doing well and will be officially "in remission" this May. I don't think anyone goes through such an illness without it changing them. Photography was a saving grace during my illness. It was a place I could go, and not think about how sick I was feeling or what I was going through, it was a place of complete peace.
I am also a mom to a beautiful daughter, she and her husband are expecting their first baby this year, I am a wife to a great guy and also a mom to a Westie, named McKenzie. McKenzie is also the subject of many of the photographs displayed on my website and featured in my greeting cards.
Fast forward to today, I have been photographing portraits for the last few years, and although it's been fun, my true passion lies in still life, landscape and seascape photography. So, in many ways, I have gone full circle and returned where I began.