My passion for photography started at a young age. I can remember my Dad always using the camcorder, recording everything, and I thought it was so amazing that moments were saved in that way. I loved being in front of it, and couldn't wait to be behind the camera creating my own moments and being able to look at them later.
As soon as I graduated from high school I started to study everything I could about photography, which included film photography. I learned to develop film and process prints in a darkroom. My passion for photography continued, as did the advancement of cameras and the mainstreaming of digital cameras. Learning about digital photography and design helped my photography skills grow in a way that I didn't realize was possible.
I have worked full-time as a photographer for over seventeen years. I have been internationally published and I also travel internationally for my clients. I specialize in weddings, engagements, models + entertainers, children, and families.
Over the years my photography has evolved into a style all my own. I am very versatile and love many styles of photography, from warm boho to bright + contrasty. I strive to make each session unique to that person or group. My style has been described as fun, edgy, and unique. I spend most of my time in Cleveland, Florida, and Los Angeles, but I travel globally for my clients.
Holding multiple degrees, including an Arts degree, psychology, and social work degrees, acting ethically + treating others with kindness is of high importance to me. Some of my other passions include helping others learn about the benefits of nutrient therapy, epigenetics, and psychotherapy; I am also a licensed therapist.
Teaching and mentoring others in photography is something I do regularly, as well.
In my free time, I enjoy writing articles and have worked for several news outlets, newspapers, and magazines as a photojournalist.
More than anything else, my passion for helping people is what drives me to work hard and make an impact on other's lives.