BEHIND THE LENS
Growing up I never thought of myself as an “artist”, since I never had patience for drawing or painting. I discovered my passion for art through the medium of graphic design. I was encouraged early on to develop my graphic design skills by taking a photography class. After falling in love with the art of photography I never looked back. My passion has grown over the years from merely a hobby into my profession.
I studied Fine Art Photography at Oregon State University. During and after college I worked at a retail portrait studio for a total of 14 years. While working at the studio, I got to be photograph and be a part of thousands of families a year. That experience taught me so many things that college couldn’t, but most valuable was the art of interacting with children of all ages and knowing how to get the perfect smile.