My interest in photography began many years ago when I started documenting my travels with slide film. As camera technology advanced and my knowledge improved, my photos got better. In 2003 I bought my first digital camera, and with its immediate feedback as well as ease of storing images, my interest in photography was reborn, and I began expanding my photographic pursuits.
Photography now feels more like an art form to me – thus my motto and goal of trying to create images that “pay tribute to nature’s beauty.” We have so much beauty in our world; in nature, wildlife and human life. Creating artistic images of this beauty seems like a wonderful way to pay homage to our world, and one small way to raise awareness of our precious planet’s fragility.
Here are some of the types of photography that I do:
Nature: Wilderness or pristine settings are my favorites.
People: I do photo shoots for individuals, couples and families; mostly outdoors, but with studio set-up indoors as well. I also do wedding photography on a select basis.
Travel and Cultural: I have been the trip photographer for international service trips, and enjoy creating a collection of photos that tells a story of the trip and culture we visit.
Healing Images: Using photographic images to help an individual meet a health challenge is very rewarding. For example, creating beautiful images of a woman who has lost her hair from chemotherapy can be a healing process, and help boost her spirits as she migrates through this difficult process.
Special Moments: Special life events, such as maternity, nursing, and baby shots are all fun and create a set of photos to be enjoyed for years to come.
Nonprofit Organizations: I have had the privilege of working with the Memory Project, Ministry of Hope, Project 1808, Rwanda Education Assistance Project, The Nature Conservancy and Population Connection – all doing great work for our world! See their websites in the Links Section.