My professional photographic journey began in college when I took a class in photography. I found myself obsessed with the dark room, and would spend countless hours getting lost in the process of developing film. I was hooked.
It kicked into high gear once our kids were raised and my husband and I (two crazy vagabonds at heart) began traveling as much as possible, and working in a variety of national and international locations - living our dream.
That is when I began documenting our life and adventures through the lens of my camera. I found I had an aptitude and passion for it, and dove into books and videos, learning as much as I could on composition, lighting, technique, and processing.
Since we are still chasing dreams, still living adventures, still traveling as much and as often as time and money allow, my passion and talent continue to grow and mature.
Before moving to Las Vegas, we lived in lots of awesome locations: We started out in Great Falls and Kalispell, Montana (our home state) - then Salt Lake City, Utah - Canyon Lake, Texas - Kissimmee, Florida - Charleston, South Carolina - Cancun, Mexico - Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Labrolette Bay, St. Lucia - Hilton Head, South Carolina - Cabarete, Dominican Republic - Port Clinton, Ohio - and last but certainly not least, Savannah, Georgia. We have also traveled extensively, all over the world.
How in the world do two all-Americans begin life in Montana and end up hopping from state to state and country to country? They start out as kids with kids, raise their kids, then step outside the box. They take a risk, and find a job in Mexico. They pack 2 bags, take a few hundred dollars, learn to fall in love with new and foreign places, and never look back.
With my images, I strive to create photographic art. For me that means creating art that evokes an emotional response from the viewer. It also means creating an image that is technically excellent. One element alone is not enough.
My art is always a product of my overall vision and what my equipment captures. Therefore, a photograph printed directly from a memory card is incomplete and unsatisfying. Such an image represents only what my camera sees, rather than the expression of what I envision.
The first part of my art includes my choice of subject, lighting, composition, lens selection and settings. The other creative aspects of my photography begin only after the image has been recorded by the camera and uploaded to my computer.
My concern for the final product is not reality. In other words, my goal is not to create an image that represents something exactly as it exists in real life. What the camera captures does not look identical to reality anyway. My goal, rather, is to create an evocative image that satisfies me as an artist. As Ansel Adams so correctly said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.'
I desire my art to not only bring beauty and joy into a place, but to instill in the viewer a sense of longing, to step inside the image, and be there.
In my shop is a large collection of fine art travel, nature, landscape, and cityscape photographs. I offer images printed on professional grade paper, canvas and metal.
I have worked with interior designers and art consultants on large commercial projects, and my images can be seen in numerous hotels and resorts throughout the US and the Caribbean. My work is also displayed in private homes, golf clubs, restaurants, office spaces, apartments, hospitals, and clinics. I have shown and sold my work at many juried art exhibitions and private events.
Thank you for visiting my site. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments you might have. I would love to hear from you.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.