I love being able to look at something and create a piece of art that is all my own. I see beauty in so many things that the rest of the world might not find so interesting such as abandoned buildings, blighted cities, and moments that are real and controversial.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done weddings, product, real estate, food, and portrait photography as well as abandoned buildings. I think I am able to look at something and be able to tell what looks good together, how to utilize lighting, and shoot quickly if needed.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Complete most generated bookings 2015, complete photographer of the year 2014, photographer's forum finalist 2013, photographer's forum finalist 2012, dog a day calendar winner 2011-2012, photographer's forum finalist 2010, Blue Springs Art Contest and photographer's forum finalist 2009, Lee's Summit Journal Pet Photo Contest 2008, Village Voice Media Top 3 Covers, Photographers Forum Finalist 2007 and 2008. Kansas Collegiate Art Contest and Blue Springs Art Show 2006, Lee's Summit Journal Pet Photo Contest and Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Finalist 2005, Blue Springs Art Sho and Photographer's Forum Finalist 2004, Union Station Open Road Contest and Trinity Lutheran Art Show 2nd Place 2003, Shoreline Award in Photography, Longview Community College Student Art Contest, and Lee's Summit Pet Photo Contest 2002.
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to rescue dogs and bake dog treats! I started out learning about photography by accident. I was studying for my Masters degree in Art Education and needed to take some electives. I fell in love with the darkroom and helping other students learn the art of photography. I soon worked for a newspaper and started entering contests which was very satisfying and fun!