My goal is to capture the moment and character of my subjects artistically to record a time and place. Time is not static and to have a memorable visual record of those that touch our lives cannot be underestimated.
I grew up in a large family which included a wide array of four footed, hooved and feathered freinds. I love animals and in particular believe in the benefits of a daily dose of "puppy love". The cats in my life tolerate this discrimination by staying underfoot or in my chair at every opportunity.
    My father was the photographer of the family until he passed me his SLR at 13. Additionally he set up a very bare bones black and white darkroom in a basement closet thus sealing my obsession with photography.

   It was multiple years as photography editor for my high school yearbook that firmly planted the journalism / chronicling of time method to my story making. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts with a B.A. in Communication Arts and Design & a minor in Illustration.

Today I live and work with my husband Josh on Country Life Farm a commercial thoroughbred breeding and training farm in Harford County Maryland. 
   I believe that my life experiences first hand of the unspoken connection between humans and their animal companions allows me to recognize them in camera and in composition.

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I look forward to knowing you through pictures.