Remember the kid in school who sat in the back and drew all the time but was quiet? Yeah, that was me. She became a photographer! Unfortunately, she's still a quiet introvert, but with some improvements.
When I'm not photographing awesome people or volunteering for 100 Black Dads, I'm home with three children and husband taking care of my family. My favorite past times is playing video games or chilling to the latest tunes as a music junkie.
I am a fiercely strong supporter of Black Lives Matter and LGBTQIA+ rights and work hard to ensure my business is inclusive and intersectional in everything I do.
I became a photographer because I want to offer my talent to people just like me. People who want to see themselves for who they are and not what they fantasize to be. People who want to embrace their uniqueness and show their personalities from a perspective of an outsider looking in. People who just want to feel and be themselves without pressure to be something they are not.
It's nice to meet you. If you liked what you read, then we must have some things in common. We're going to do grand things together, you and I.
My beautiful children.
my best friend and husband
traveling and experiencing new adventures
being an anime gaming loving nerd (that's jam project at otakon 17'!)
the color pink and cherry blossoms
Since I was a child, I have always been an artist. I began drawing as a child and gradually improved over time. For high school, I attended a trade school for Advertising Design & Art. There I learned computer editing and graphic design. My goal was to complete a bachelor's in Animation and work for either Disney or Pixar in college, but somewhere along the way, while attending AiPH, a photograph by a student drew me in. The warm colors of an autumn day in Fairmount Park. It was that photo that changed everything. Before I knew it, I was changing majors to Photography.
When it was time to decide on what kind of photographer I was going to be, my heart was drawn to the idea of becoming a nature photographer. Yet living in a suburban area didn't give me many avenues to capture landscapes and wildlife. My only subjects were other people and inanimate objects. Over the years, I realized I was drawn to candid and editorial-like photography. Today, I refer to myself as a lifestyle photographer.
The first video game I ever played was Super Mario Bros on the Nintendo. Yes, a very long time ago. At the age of six, I was so drawn to animation and challenges. Ever since then, I've never stopped gaming. It's funny because I always assumed I would grow out of it and become an 'adult.' Yet as an adult, I decided that I like gaming and eff the standards! Sims 4 and Overwatch are some of my favorites.
I grew up loving watching Japanese anime, having an interest in Dungeons and Dragons, and being a follower of Marvel Universe and many other fantastic fandoms. It never stopped even as I became an 'adult', so now I just accept that it's part of my personality and who I am. I am even married to someone who shares the same interests. We met him online through geeky Anime interests and have been in love for the last twenty years.
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