I never imagined being here. I thought my dream was to be a firefighter. My academy graduation present was a camera; I fell in love, & the rest is now history. My passion has always been people, & personal connection is truly the root of my work. I believe the first step in capturing anyone’s portrait isn’t just with the eyes, but with an open mind. Everyone has a story, & listening to what they have to say is pivotal in painting an accurate depiction. I am a lover of light, preceptor of craft, & forever a student of life.