Photography chose me many years ago, but I walked away from the creative side of myself and went about a different path. Then, when my children came along I decided to spend my time being a "stay at home mommy". I loved being a mommy first, but it meant there wasn't extra money for cameras & lenses.
Part of me was always looking for "what I really wanted to be when I grew up"...it took until I was ALL grown up, but in 2008 when my youngest went off to college I decided I didn't have any excuses any longer, I needed to see if I could do it. Could I be creative enough?
And I will not lie - this has been a really hard personal journey. I'm an introvert, and terribly unskilled in most social graces. So taking on a business that involves me having to preach about myself in a positive way, and be interactive with clients, well...you can imagine where this is going, right?
But surprise! I actually LOVE working with my clients. I find being honest with them and even being a little vulnerable is a good thing. So I've learned to do so many things because of this business, and much of it didn't involve the actual taking of the photos....
- my husband (my rock)
- my sons and the wives they brought into our family unit
- my grandchildren - Mikey, Ollie and Fiona (ask about them, I love to talk about them!
- my home - we built it over 20 years ago as a place to "keep" our family, and love being surrounded by them
- my extended family & lifelong friends
- my furry ones - the ones still here, and those that are forever in my heart
I kind of
like to play
it makes me
I'm a nikon girl and proud of it! I have too much gear, but hey, it's my gig...
I have this fun little mini cooper clubman that I had custom wrapped - bonus, it's fun to drive too!
Ireland stole my heart on a trip a few years ago...and bonus - i got to sleep in a castle!
I spend quite a bit of time in disney world...more than the average person...
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