Willow tree covered in lights.
My father and uncles have always loved photography they even had a darkroom in their closet growing up. My dad gave me a 35 mm film camera when I was 12. He was going to give me my first photo lesson and realized we only had one roll of film. While he was gone I used up all the film and the photos turned out really good. After that word got around and the moms in the neighborhood started hiring me to take photos of their kids. One of my photos was used in a brochure that the state put out on land protection. I was lucky enough to have a darkroom at my high school where I spend any free time I had. When digital SLR cameras came out I quickly bought a Nikon. I started working at a portrait studio when I was 18 and started my own photography business at age 22. I now own a Pentax K5 and a Cannon EOS 5D. I also occasionally use my father’s Pentax K3. I’ve suffered with Fibromyalgia most of my life and photography has been such a blessing. I’m able to work when I can and it’s given me a way to be creative and express myself. I’m 28 now and my favorite thing to photograph, by far, is people. I also love nature, macro, and infrared photography. The thing I enjoy most about photography is that there is always something new to learn, and with all the technology available the possibilities are endless.