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.
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."
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!
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.
Beach, Pool, Bathtub.....I just LOVE being in the 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!
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.