I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in May of 2011 with a degree in photography and art history.
I have been taking pictures for about 10 years now. If I had to pick one moment that defined why I take pictures, it’s the death of a high school boyfriend. Devan died on June 24, 2002. I was 16 years old and getting ready to start my senior year of high school. I had no idea how to cope with the loss, so I started taking pictures. The site of the car crash, the places we went together, places that defined him, anything I could think of. As it turned out, the images were nice.
I realized that’s the point of photography. It helps you hold onto things that change or fade away. Memories with children while they’re still small, the first dance as a married couple, your daughter’s prom night with her high school love, your son’s big game against a rival school. Moments that you might take for granted while they’re happening. It’s nice to be able to look back at everything after it’s finished and have those happy moments. So this is why I’ve chosen the path that I’m on. I guess I should thank Devan for that.
Photography does take up the majority of my life. I am almost always thinking about photography. Shots I want to set up, ideas for my company, and just generally how I’d rather be taking pictures than sitting in this office. I currently have 3 ongoing photo series’ that I am working on, along with building the basic platform for Sunny Day Event Photography. However, when I’m not shooting or editing, I have a whirlwind of other things going on.
I was laid off from my ‘money-making’ job in March of 2013, and have been focusing on building a good client base, as well as focusing on my fine art projects.
So, there is a little bit about me. I’m an open book, so if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!