I have always had an interest in photography, but like many portrait photographers, that interest grew into a passion when I had my own children in 2011. As I focused more on equipment and technique and started seeing the emotion in my photos, I was hooked. I love getting the shot that tells the story, and nothing makes me happier than environmental portraiture. A background that is distinct as the people in the shot, including mom's spoon collection or the favorite tire swing in the background...the shots that take you back to a place and time.