A passion for photography

capturing moments in time

I’ve been hooked on photography since I first took a class in high school where I learned the basics of photography, along with how to develop film and prints in the darkroom. Photography was a hobby for many years until around 2005 when I started taking it more seriously and began working to improve my skills and understanding of the art.

Since then, I’ve earned a certificate from The New York Institute of Photography for completing their course in Professional Photography. I get out and shoot as often as possible, and I’m always striving to improve my ability to capture and create beautiful photos by studying and learning wherever and whenever I can.

Rocks stacked by a dead tree near a lake shore at sunset

 

Beautiful pink Morning Glory flowers on a branch hanging over a blue pool of water

Wildlife and nature Photography

A love for nature and wildlife

I’ve always loved science, animals, and nature. In school I took extra science classes as electives, and even went on field trips with local colleges to hunt snakes and reptiles. I enjoy reading about out incredible planet, as well as watching documentaries and educational programs about animals and nature. One of the phrases I told my kids when they were growing up, and I now tell to my grandchildren is “never stop learning.” We live on an amazing planet, full of beautiful and wonderful things, and I want to capture as much of it as I can with my camera. 

Sharing with others

I have always loved teaching as sharing what I have learned with others.

Along with being a photographer, I’ve been a balloon artist and children’s entertainer since 1989. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach others at balloon conventions and seminars across the United States. I’ve also produced a combination of more than 40 educational DVDs and books that on the art of balloon twisting that have been purchased by balloon artists around the globe. I love teaching, sharing, and encouraging others to pursue what they love, and look forward to continuing that in the world of photography.

Pretty yellow Sunflower hanging on stem with dark background