I am a native Arizonan. Born here in Az, and then raised in Branson, Missouri. I moved back to Arizona in 1999 with my hubby who finished his high school years in Tucson. We have now loved and lived the Sonoran desert life for over 20 years. We raised our children here and have grown to love our home. There is something about this diverse and unique state that has my heart. I cannot photograph it enough!
I first picked up a camera in 2010 and have not put it down since. I am now looking at over a decade of intensely pursuing my craft. I am even more passionate about photographing families and helping them preserve their precious memories. Being published in literary works such as the cover of Canyon Life, Skyliner, and CCR magazines is some pretty exciting stuff for this small town girl.
Other than immersing my creative juices into photography, I'm a pretty typical gal. I dearly love my hubby and very best friend of 30 yrs...we love running off to the mountains. I am in love with the mountains! Our family has lived all over the world and have found something wonderful to appreciate about each place we've lived.
Yep, I'm a coffee, and tea lover! Oh, give me a smooth merlot or a full-bodied pinot noir and some good conversation and that's what I'm talkin' bout!
The hubby and I pride ourselves on discovering new delicious recipes to create on our kamado grill, and then sharing with friends while entertaining.
I totally believe good deep belly laughs are essential (don't really take myself too seriously honestly)...and when I'm not crafting portraits I love creating things with my sewing machine, or helping hubby with his woodworking projects, and sometimes coming up with new projects for him to create haha!
I believe we all have gifts the Lord has given and crafting beautiful and precious memories for you is a passion that continues to make me pick up my camera day after day. I am thrilled when a client sees their photos and they are overwhelmed with joy from what we have captured together. There is something so amazing about getting that real emotion. A memory captured to look back on and share with others. It's the one thing we can hold onto as life moves us on to the next phase, and next thing you know everything has changed. Beautiful memories create smiles, and warmth from the inside. They allow us to take a brief moment and revisit the best part of our past. Sometimes they rekindle a connection with someone you hold dear to your heart...whether they are still with us or not. Precious memories contain their own soft light. A light that can grow and spread outward to others. If that light is shared it only gets stronger and grows bigger. So I want to keep sharing that warm light of love with others in this world for as long as I can. Hopefully giving a smile to each person that looks back on their photos. Let's make some precious memories for you and your loved ones!
"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14