I am a freelance photographer who loves to travel and be outdoors in nature; capturing every experience with my camera. I am also a wife, step-mom, and Nana. My husband and I have a cat named Dora (the eternal explorer) and a very rambunctious lab/shepherd mix, named Marlowe!
I fell in love with photography when I lived up at Lake Tahoe when I was in my early 30's. So many beautiful photo opportunities. One of my favorite photos was taken from my deck, with a disposable camera of all things! I finally bought a real camera (film), and then went digital when I moved back to the Sacramento area. I took my one and only photography class while living in Tahoe, and learned how to use the darkroom, processing my black and white film and printing my own prints. I was hooked!
I worked for Disabled Sports USA while I lived in Tahoe. It was at one of our water ski clinics that I fell in love with photographing people. It was so much fun capturing the joy on our client's face when they tried something new and succeeded. DSUSA's motto is "If I can do this, I can do anything." Words to live by.
Things I love: My family. Being able to make someone smile. Doing anything creative. Going barefoot any chance I get. Laughter, especially a baby's laughter. Big puffy white clouds against a bright blue sky. Being outside in the fresh air, taking in the beauty around me - seeing ordinary things in extraordinary ways.