Cereal, cereal, cereal...I couldn't eat it fast enough. It was in the third grade that I developed a huge appetite for breakfast cereal after seeing that with just six box tops and $5, I could send away for a camera. Of course, the camera was no bargain for six box tops and five bucks, but it was my first camera and I fell in love with photography.
When I turned 14, I worked an entire summer to pay for my first single lens reflex, a Canon Ftb QL. During the years that followed, I shot anything and everything. After school, I would spend my evenings in the school darkroom. I was pretty proud of being the only student given a key. It was in high school that I realized I had more photography in my veins than blood, and I discovered my life's passion.
After high school, I started college and, of course, felt I had to start taking life seriously. I decided on a business degree, after which followed a serious career. Now, 18 years later, I have realized the importance of making time each day to not take life so seriously. With the support and encouragement of my family and friends, I pursue my passion for photography.
I am very grateful to the women featured in my gallery who have devoted their time and energy in helping to create my art.