It’s usually a camera strap wrapped around my shoulder…not a pup with a bad haircut! If it’s a place where the pups can go, they insist on being a part of the adventure! But if I can sneak out of the house without any of the four legged family pets knowing about it, I run as fast as I can!
I come from a family of philosophers, drama queens, and big hearted people! It’s those traits that make way for a creative mind to explore and see beauty and emotion in everything that comes along. This is the journaling of things I see and capture through my lens every chance I get! Most of the time the philosopher in me sees a much deeper meaning of an image seen before me. That is why I find such beauty and depth in so many people and places I’ve encountered along this journey.
I remember the time when I first started capturing the best memories of my kids with my new camera! There was the big tire swing in the front yard that every neighborhood kid stopped by to swing on, the backyard that became our own little resort of fun that hosted my son’s occasional battle of the bands ending in weekends around the fire pit, my daughter’s fashion shows as a kid that turned into photoshoots as a teen, and of course, the beautiful homecoming photos along the spiral staircase and the grand piano! Such beautiful memories were made and captured!
Then there are the other captured moments! There are times when I am in beautiful places where I’m left in pure amazement of what lies before my own eyes and the fact that it even exists…from the Great Wall of China to a gold and purple sunset over a Louisiana bayou! There are other cultures around the world that have left me attentive to the different values and behaviors and have allowed me the chance to capture some of the most intriguing lifestyles.
Photography has definitely enhanced my world! I have met some of the most creative and inspirational people throughout my career because of the amazing opportunities and connections I’ve had along the way. It is my greatest therapy and my greatest passion! My hope is that others will find joy and inspiration as I express myself through my art!