Basic factsHometown: Verona, Kentucky
Education: BA in English, Georgetown College; MA in Teaching, Northern Kentucky University
Marital Status: Married
Current location: Columbus, Ohio
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite sports team: Kentucky Men’s Basketball
Most impressive feat: Missed zero days of school grades one through twelve.
My Camera and Photographic History
Since I was a very little girl, I have always loved snapping pictures. While I don’t hate being in front of the camera, I love the inspiration I find when I’m behind the lens.
When I was around 16 or 17 years old, I took pictures at a wedding–my first as a photographer. When digital photography became more wildly popular, I began investing in better point and shoot cameras, my favorite being my Canon PowerShot A630 at 8MP. Photographing my cousin’s wedding in 2008 was my last job with a point and shoot camera.
Shortly thereafter, I met, fell in love with, and married my best friend. [Insert lovey-dovey sigh here.] During the wedding registry process, we registered for and eventually purchased a DSLR camera: The Nikon D3000. While The Hunk also takes fabulous pictures, I usually steal the camera away during our trips and around the house.
I had finally found what I had been missing so much of my life. The DSLR is just what my hand, heart, and eyes needed to put my vision for images together with my vision for photography. It was then, in 2010, that I began to flirt with the idea of starting my own photography career. The process has been a slow, cautions one.