This is my husband Todd.   Not only is he one of the things  I love most about my life, but it was him and our love story together that encouraged me to become and artist and in particular a photographer.  

We met online in early 2009, when meeting online still wasn't a thing.  Our first date was a screening on Fiddler on the Roof.  He knew right away he wanted to spend his life with me.  I took a bit more convincing, although not too much. :)

He proposed in July of the same year and we were married in October.

He's an incredible cook, super handy, and is the very best "Dada" to our little girl.  I can't image life without this guy.

My husband

These are a few of my favorite Things

This is my daughter.

This is what happens when I let her pick her outfit, the menu, and where she would like to eat breakfast.

She refers to herself as
"The Tiniest Hipster."

This Girl!

I LOVE to cook!  

Sweets are my favorite, but I also make an incredible pot of soup.  Mastering the art of making French Macarons has been one of my more recent endeavors. 

They tasted even better than they look! 

Cooking

I was a fine artist long before I was a photographer.  I spent most of my time in college as a painter and showed work both regionally and nationally before taking my portrait business full time.  

I still paint occasionally and it is this fine art background that informs so much of who I am as a photographer.  I love intense colors, intentional compositions, and love to keep working until everything is just the way I wanted it.

This is me working on a commission from 2013. 

Painting

Beach, Pool, Bathtub.....I just LOVE being in the water.



water

LONG before I was a photographer, I was a pilot.  I spent a few years in the early 2000s flying corporate turbo-props before pursuing other career opportunities.  Flying, airplanes, and pretty much anything to do with airports has always been a passion of mine.  

This is one of the very rare images of me flying.

It's been a long time since I've flown regularly and do not keep any of my licenses current, but still love to chat about airplanes.

You too?  Let's chat!

flying

I took this photo of my grandma, who is in her 90s a few years ago.   She is also an artist and one of my greatest inspirations both creatively and in life.  

 

My Grandma