Where it all began.
I always had a camera glued to my hand as a kid. I was constantly snapping away at my friends jumping on the trampoline, my dog laying in the shade, or the way my shadow stretched out on the hot pavement in the summertime sun. I would run to my backyard dark room and crack open the imaginary film, rub it with a very specially mixed potion of dirt, moss, and other goodies, and await my images. They were picture perfect each time.
Eventually, my imagination outgrew my grandmother's old non-working camera (which sits proudly on the shelf beside my office) and it was time to have a real camera, that took real pictures. And boy did I. For years to come I cycled through various cameras and lenses, perfecting my craft as I went.
It wasn't until 2009 that someone willingly asked and trusted me with Senior portraits. What? ME? I hadn't a clue what I was doing, but jumped in with so much excitement it's a miracle the photos weren't blurry from my hands shaking. I didn't know what to think about doing something so FUN and enjoyable as a 'job'...was this that dream life everyone talks about where you never work a day in your life? It sure was. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be a photographer.
Now, more than 10 years later, here I am still shaking in the car on my way to a shoot, still rushing home to upload and pick out those favorite soon-to-be sneak peeks. My stance on photography has always, and will always remain the same: capture. print. remember. Tangible memories. A photo you can hold.
For that reason, you will never be required to pay for prints with Lo Brands It. All images are provided with full copyright release to download, share, and print, so you may enjoy the treasured memories for years - even generations - to come.
My love for all things creative is rooted in that little wild child with an imaginary dark room.
And trust me, she's still me, and I'm still her.