I first began creating images as a child while watching my dad shoot with his 1957 all-manual Zeiss camera. He invited me to press the shutter button during one of our national park summer trips, after which I became addicted! Much more than pictures, photography is a way of life for me.
I've specialized for many years as a school psychologist working with individuals with special needs from mild to profound profiles. Understanding how individuals think and communicate across many developmental levels, I enter their world as they lead me through their preferences, dislikes, strengths, needs, and wishes. I combine this developmental understanding with my portrait photography to create authentic depictions of them. Many times individuals with special needs, especially those with more severe involvement, don't receive the opportunity for portraits in order to personalize their homes and represent who they are as individuals. Including families in these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities can be so rare, which makes it my honor to offer such a unique opportunity to families of individuals with special needs as well.
Event photography is a special time. I greatly enjoy capturing all the special moments of events, which last forever well after the event is over. Something that can be enjoyed over and over again by you and future generations! During your event, I'm always on the lookout for that feeling and moment that many times is fleeting or others don't notice at the time. It's about awareness and timing. I take care of this for you so you can focus on and fully enjoy your special event!