My story. My first camera was a plastic Kodak point and shoot film camera I won in second grade. While the camera is still among my collection most of the photos were of the quality that can only truly be appreciated by a mother. After a few years of starts and fits and a brief dabble with graphic design, I recognized the love of photography that sparked my interest so many years ago was clamoring to be heard. I’ve spent more than a million (slight exaggeration) hours in the industry working in all the jobs that can be found on a photo set. I mastered sweeping in record time so was quickly promoted to retoucher and digi-tech. As hours of home videos can attest to, story telling has always been something I’ve felt compelled to do and after years of working in the product industry my desire to capture images full of heart and soul over pomp and fluff won out. Though my medium has changed, I still love combing my vivid imagination with a strong sense of compassion to capture authentic, below the line stories. People amaze me. And I like to in turn tell more people about theses amazing humans. My goal is to give my viewers the impression that they are there, in the moment, experiencing life with the subjects. So lets’s do it. Let’s work together to tell some great stories. Who knows, maybe as we act with creativity and conviction to create balance and compassion we will discover the new best story ever.