You know the mom that makes the older boys roll their eyes because it isn't cool to get their picture taken, but she can get them to stand still long enough to smile and get the shot? Then she hangs around long enough to catch them being goofy with their friends when they don't even realize anyone has a camera pointed in their direction.
And the awkward girls in their formal dresses who don't know where to stand, snap to attention when she coordinates them into place. She also ALWAYS seems to have her camera and catches those spur of the moment priceless shots that leave most people thing "I wish I had my camera with me." And like some kind of magic, she can take action shots in a gym and not them turn out blurry or yellow. Somehow even cryings babies seem to smile sweetly at her camera.
Well, that mom is me. My photography started as a hobby taking pictures at my kids' events. It involved into taking pictures for friends and the newspaper and then to getting formal training for studio photography. I love the experience and challenge of preserving memories in photographs. My goal is to capture individuals with their unique personalities, interests and skills in the moment it happens; whether it be the thrill of dunking a basketball, the tenderness of loving a newborn, the anticipation of an engagement, or the pride of getting ready to graduate, I can dedicate the moment to a visual image.