I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. I currently reside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and our dog Molly. We live in a valley approximately 25 miles east of Seattle, and it just never gets old or boring.
My husband and I moved from Rochester to southwest Washington (near Portland, Oregon) in 2001, and lived there for almost 10 years, where I completely fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Family and friends gave me a digital point and shoot as a going away gift, so I could take photos of my new surroundings. I had been into photography in my late teens and early 20s, and that’s when I learned the basics of photography, but lost interest until I moved to Washington...so many beautiful sights to photograph!
We moved from Washington to Maine in 2010, and lived there for almost four years, but then my husband’s job (the reason for all of our moves), brought us back to the Pacific Northwest.
I am pretty much obsessed with wandering with my camera, exploring new areas, and looking for beautiful landscapes (not difficult in the places I have lived), observing and capturing wildlife in its natural environment, looking for the small things that most people don’t notice (macro photography), and anything else interesting I find along the way, especially dilapidated buildings, boats, and cars. I am also starting to play around more with abstract photography, which is very fun, and gets the creative juices flowing.
I have not been published, or won any prestigious awards, and I don't make any money from my photography, but it is something I do for me, for my spirit. It is my passion. If this maybe encourages others to get outside and pay more attention to the beauty that surrounds them, maybe take better care of our planet and it's inhabitants (human and wildlife), and to maybe put a smile on someone's face, then I am good. :)
”Photography helps people to see.”
- Berenice Abbott