I began having an interest in Photography all the way back in high-school. I had a passion for capturing stories and different perspectives in black and white. I owned my own darkroom at the time and a fully manual Pentax film camera. This is where it all started. I loved the peace and tranquility when I was in the darkroom, while I made my prints.
I continued through college taking elective photography courses and graduated from King University with a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration and I have worked primarily in Healthcare throughout my professional career.
Becoming a photographer was not something I had planned even though I had a love for it, I just did not take it seriously, at the time. My passion for photography continued to grow and while spending many hours volunteering in the community and capturing beautiful moments I decided to return to school to obtain an Associates Degree in Media Technologies-Photography at Pellissippi State.
While pursing my degree I really enjoyed photographing food. I grew up around many cooks and bakers in my family and bringing these two passions together became my main focus. I love to create and capture the most beautiful images of food to get the viewer to crave that dish!
I currently shoot for a great variety of projects, including commercial, editorial, and Fine Art work. I am based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
I love being able to capture photos and then share them with others. I love getting to know people and their visions. I feel that it is a sense of giving back. Painting a picture with a photograph is a unique experience for both the photographer and the client. I love meeting new people!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have recently been shooting food for delivery apps and local landmarks for a medical group. After photographing the landmarks and they were printed in acrylic and hung in the providers office gave patients a sense of “home” by seeing their local landmarks around the office. It is a great feeling to be able to always make people feel at home and bring memories to mind.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
While attending Pellissippi State Community College for Photography I graduated with honors and on the Deans list each semester.
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to scuba dive especially being born and raised in South Florida. I enjoy diving with sharks the most!