For those of you that don’t know me, I’m a boy mom, wife and grandma. On top of that, I’m a photographer and mixed media artist as well as an Army vet.
I’m a total sucker for all things creative and have been extremely fortunate to have a hubby who supports me in all my ventures. Actually, my whole family is very supportive. I can always count on them to gas me up when needed lol.
I’ve explored all things creative for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I’d spend hours sketching and couldn’t wait to watch Bob Ross on Saturdays. As an adult, I returned to art through crafts and scrapbooking. It was here that I was introduced to photography. In 2006 my hubby gifted me a Canon Rebel SI and I became the quintessential momtog lol.
I followed my family around snapping photos every chance I got. As my kids grew and started participating in extra curricular activities, I quickly realized that I really enjoyed documenting moments beyond my family. I began capturing photos of the other children for their families driven by a deep desire to preserve those fleeting childhood memories for their parents.
Fast forward to 2014, my youngest takes up guitar and concert photography becomes my jam. I quickly fell in love with the excitement of live music photography and enjoyed the challenge of getting the shot in unpredictable lighting situations.
Then the unthinkable happened, Covid-19. The world shut down and live music became a distant memory. I quickly realized that if I wanted to continue in photography, it was time to pivot.
As luck would have it, my youngest was a senior in the class of 2020 and I’d just taken senior pics for his friend and bandmate.
Then during lockdown, I took my son’s senior photos and that my friends, is when I made the decision to pivot into portrait photography. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a photographing so many wonderful people and I’m loving every minute of it!