The story of a photographer
As a native of Colorado, I grew up on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by natural beauty, I was drawn to photography from a young age. I began taking photos on a 35mm point and shoot when I was about ten years old. From that point, I continued in photography through junior high and high school, with analog processing, focusing on black and white silver gelatin darkroom printing.
By the time I reached college, I was all in. I went on to pursue a BFA degree with a concentration in Fine Art Photography from Colorado State University. My heart was with portraiture, and seeing people as they really are. My passion for black and white printing, as well as large format film photography has been the guiding force of most of my career. While I now shoot a full frame digital camera for most of my commercial work, I am still most in love with my Pentax 645 medium format film camera.
After college I left Colorado for the bright lights of Las Vegas, NV. I spent the next decade shooting in the desert and simultaneously working in the hospitality industry. After lots of hot summers, and a couple of kids, my husband and I decided to take the plunge and relocate to the Midwest. We're putting down roots in the beautiful state of Michigan and I am beyond excited to enjoy the beautiful natural areas, as well as get to know the wonderful people in the area.