I can remember my interest for photography being sparked as early as middle school during an art exercise designed for one day's art topic. The interest remained and I went on to study photography in high school and college. This is when I discovered my love for and slight addiction to the darkroom, and my interest developed into a passion. I find the mystery, the magic, even the smell of the darkroom to be intoxicating. I love the excitement of watching the image appear as I agitate the developing tray, the frustration that occurs while adjusting the exposure and burning and dodging trying to get the print just right, and finally the wonderful sense of satisfaction that comes with pulling that perfectly printed beautiful image out of the final wash, knowing it's the one. The entire process speaks to a part of me that nothing else can.
I have learned to transfer my love for the darkroom process to the digital side as well, and enjoy being able to adjust images just enough to communicate what I see exactly. As to what images I enjoy capturing, I am not extremely specific. The light illuminating along the profile of your face just right, the color and form of a building against the sky behind it, the sun dusting along a wooden fence at a certain angle, or the smile a child gets while kicking leaves up from the sidewalk are a few things that would catch my eye. I connect emotionally to what I am shooting and love telling a story or being able to capture and recreate a feeling. Shooting wedding and family photography has offered an amazing outlet for this, and I am so happy that my passion has led me in the direction it has. I am thrilled to be able to share my art with you!