This would be a super long story - Ill try to shorten. Camera in my hands and a darkroom since I was 13 years old. BFA in photography and have always loved finding those vignettes of peace and contentment all around us (aka nature) - my camera has been my solace, my hiding place, And my friend ever since the beginning. I’m a CPP and have been a studio portrait photographer (because I liked it but its what was expected) since 1990. 2013 in the midst of my crisis of inspiration, love for, and my identity in the work I was doing - and midlife - left me broken. Since then Ive reinvented and rediscovered myself several times and even tried to deny photography. But in the last year have realized that photography is in my DNA, I have permission to pursue it the way my heart wants - Ive been a student of contemplative photography from a faith perspective for a long time but never considered it relevant to my direction or part of a career path until now. Today I enjoy being a women’s life design coach and photographer (a direct result of being so sad at how women hate having their pictures taken). Ive developed a very special contemplative program that blends the photography and coaching and photography called LifeVision Journey and I am developing some other programs as well - all include photography - much of it nature - in some way.
On a personal note; I call northeast Pennsylvania home via northern NJ and Portland Maine, and love to travel. My husband of 33 years and I have an adulting daughter in Denver (what better place to travel to, photograph, drink craft beer and hike - not in that order!). I enjoy have a passion for cars and driving, am a huge Penguins fan (big Pens and the baby Pens), playing tenor drum in a bagpipe band and doing standup comedy - oh, and craft beer if you didn’t figure that out already. I’m also passionate again about the amazing possibilities of becoming the nature photographer I never allowed myself to be.