Although it feels like I've been taking pictures all my life, I first picked up a camera in the mid 90’s in order to save money. I needed some jury slides done of my jewelry (I was always a crafty person) in order to apply for art fairs in Michigan. Soon thereafter I focused my lens on the flowers in my garden. After moving to San Francisco, I spent my weekends capturing the magnificent California coast. Eventually I became fascinated with faces, and using my camera to capture and preserve special moments in people’s lives.