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A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT ME
I've been working as a photographer for as long as I can remember. My first job was as a contract photographer for fraternity and sorority parties at Auburn University. Yes, you read that right! I still remember the training we received before they pushed us out the door. After a few $5 gift cards for "most sellable frames", I decided to stick with getting a degree. Four (maybe five) years later I graduated with a BS in Aviation Management. I never had the good fortune of working in aviation but I did impress my husband on our first flying date by knowing what the little blue lights on the runway were for:) I knew those ridiculous classes would come in handy!
After a few decades of criss-crossing the continent for work, I found myself right back in the thick of photography. I've been taking photos in one way, shape, or form ever since.
As a photographer, you can probably tell that I'm a little bit obsessed with color - sharp, clear, vibrant color. I would love to be a black & white kind of person but it's just never going to happen in this rainbow bright kind of world!
The place I find all that color is in the woods, or by the lake, or on top of the mountain. The great wild, rugged expanse that is known as Idaho is now my home. It makes for a great reintroduction to the lower 48 after having lived in Anchorage for over a decade. I've found my happy place outside of Alaska and it is a tiny little mountain town called McCall. It's just my kind of perfect photo backdrop.
Drop me a line or give me a call! If inquiring about specific dates and times, email works best for checking calendars.
If it's outdoor related and you have your own adventure planned, let's chat. I'm always looking for stock photography set ups and action.