First let me say ... Congratulations on being a Senior!
This is going to be such an exciting year for you. Enjoy and soak in EVERY MINUTE! My 2 best friends in life I met freshman year of High School and our senior year was one we still talk about!
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Want to know a little about me? Here's a hint ... I didn't start out as a photographer!
I grew up in a family of engineers, and being exceptionally good in math, I went to the University of Florida to study Mechanical Engineering (Go Gators!). At every given opportunity you would find me taking courses or getting involved in activities that involved design, the more creative side of engineering. After graduating in 1997, I moved to Atlanta to work for Motorola in their cellular battery division. If you owned a cellphone between 1997 and 2001, chances are you carried around a battery I designed! Pretty cool eh? One of my projects – Iridium – even ended up in the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space!
While at Motorola I was lucky enough to travel all over the world. While traveling, I brought my Nikon 35mm camera and photographed everything. I wanted to be able to tell the story of my travels to friends and family back home and to create journals/scrapbooks to keep forever! I began taking photography courses in the evening to improve this new found passion of mine. It was during one of these courses that I met a photographer who would forever change my life’s journey.
In 2004 I moved back home to Florida, because Atlanta was too cold and I missed my family. I launched my photography studio in Wesley Chapel a year later and never looked back.
Today you will find me trying to juggle everything in my life: running a busy photography studio, being a mother to my amazing daughter Eryn and very active toddler James … keeping my house from looking like a tornado hit it, finding time to work out at the gym, stopping at Starbucks in the morning, spending too much time at Publix (I really should make better lists) … And of course not letting my husband feel too neglected with my busy schedule. It sounds a bit crazy, but then again, I like crazy. In a weird way it keeps me sane.
As you can read, I have always believed that life is full of stories to tell and to record. Photography is my means of telling these stories. I can not wait to tell yours!
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