How it all began...
...really I can't remember when it all began, I have had a love of photography since I was very young. My Dad used to develop photographs in our attic and he always had his Rolleiflex in his hands!!
I have been asked to photograph friends over the years and have really developed a passion in the last few years!
I strive to learn and improve, every single day...eat, sleep, breathe photography!
My college training was nursing and I met my husband, Scott just after becoming RGN, in Edinburgh, Scotland. We moved to the USA shortly after having our twins in 2002 and became citizens in 2012 - yes, I still have the accent ;)
I am Mom to 3 girls, my oldest is a sophomore at Miami University and my twins will be seniors in the class of 2020 in high school.
I know just how fast our kids grow up and love to capture the phases of their lives!
In January 2018, I declared candidacy to educate myself to become a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). But what exactly is a certified professional photographer??....
The Certified Professional Photographer credential was started in 1977 as a way to identify professional photographers who have demonstrated technical competence through a written exam and photographic evaluation.
The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) program from PPA assures potential clients of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of professional competence and ability.
In March 2019, I successfully passed the second part of the certification process - image evaluation, to become certified....this is just the beginning of my learning! I regularly attend events run by local and nationally recognized professional photographers and organizations to continue learning and learn from other experienced photographers.
I enjoy donating my time and giving back to local charity events, I regularly photograph local running events, Girls On The Run twice per year and the Heel to Heal 5k.