My journey into photography started in high school as a hobby (thanks Mom)! It wasn't until college that I truly fell in love. I still remember the overwhelming feeling of developing my first roll of black-and-white film in the darkroom, and making my first print (in 2002 - wow I feel old!). I was seriously hooked after that. I live in Powell Tennessee with my husband Ben of 4 years and my best cat friend in the whole world (for 14 years) Mimi. I am obsessed with chips and salsa- I could seriously eat my weight in it everyday. My happy place is sitting on a beach anywhere doing nothing. My favorite place on Earth is Maui. I hate my feet to be touched, and I detest olives. My favorite season is Autumn. I think the most beautiful sight is a subtle ombre of color across the sky, just after the sun has set. I adore my Grandmother's wrinkled, crooked, and fragile hands she taught me to quilt with. I love working with kids, teaching, and mentoring. I believe the most valuable thing in the world is time.
My style is natural, ethereal, and intimate. I shoot a mixture of digital and film, but when conditions allow, film will always be my first choice. The rich colors, grain, and timelessness that film translates is unmatched in my opinion. I believe that my roots in film photography and my fine art background give me a unique artistic perspective that sets me a part. I want every photograph I take to look like a beautiful painting. I am drawn to radiant light, dramatic shadows, soft hues, bold pallets, textures, and most of all human emotion. I believe that love, marriage, and family is life's ultimate purpose, and everyones story deserves to be beautifully documented!
In 2014, I began a photographic series entitled "Recessive". I believe that as an artist, it is important to create a personal body of work. Since its inception, photographs from this series have been published and accepted into several fine art gallery exhibitions as well as solo shows.
My new office and studio is located at Indigo Corner Studio 5111 Homberg Drive, Knoxville 37919 Join us for our grand opening Friday June 23rd 5-9 and find out more about my studio services at www.indigocornerstudio.com