Like most teenagers, I could often be spotted with a camera in my youth. The difference was, you would seldom see me posing with my friends making cheesy faces, instead I would wonder the halls of my high school searching for tiny nueonces.
When it came time for college I was faced with the huge decision of what to study. My local community college had a very well known and accredited Photographic Technology program. So being a firm believer in enjoying what you do, and doing what you enjoy, I decided to enroll.
It was there that my love for photographs blossomed, what was once merely an interest, a crush if you will, was now full blown infatuation, soon to be an obsession.
A family member helped me along by purchasing my first SLR, a Canon Rebel 2000. It got much use, and was later upgraded to a Canon Elan IIe. I learned a lot about not only photography as a whole, but myself, and where I stood in the world of photography, in the many classes I attended at that school.
I was one of those that swore I could never give up film, digital had no use as anything more than a backup. Then in 2004, after Canon released their first entry level digital SLR I sold my former equipment and scrounged up the money to get the original Canon digital rebel (300D). Immediately I was in love.
Now I am 30, with 3 little girls (who often fall victim to my lens) as well as a wonderfully supportive husband. My equipment has evolved substantially to keep up with my ever growing dedication. I strive to grow as a photographer each day. As with any art, I don’t believe one can ever reach their full potential but it is my goal to get as close as possible.