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 16 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 have also been a photography instructor for over 10 years. I love teaching and mentoring. I believe the most valuable thing in the world is time.
My style is natural, ethereal, and intimate. 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 relived.
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.