I got my first camera when I was ten. As an enthusiastic beginner I remember taking photos of nearly everything around me (whether or not it made a good photo). One day a photo I posted on an online art community was made ‘featured daily photo’ on their page. That validation got me hooked.
I started taking photos of things I loved – adventure, animals, nature, and gradually I grew in skill and confidence. I offered photography for horse shows, rodeos, and other local events. More recently, I’ve been focusing on travel and nature photography. In the past few years I’ve been published in several magazines, and I’ve won and placed in various national and international photography competitions.
Although I’m not currently working as a full time photographer, that’s my goal. I’d love to spend my days using my creativity and documenting this beautiful world. After recent travels to India and a photo safari to the Arctic, my desire to pursue professional photography has only grown.