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I've always admired photographers. Several college friends took photography classes at UD, and I would occasionally go along or even provide the subject. Several years ago, after a bit of a heartbreak, I unearthed Mom’s Canon AE1 from a hallway closet and signed up for a photography class for beginners. At the time, I was a scrapbooker and wanted better photos for my albums. It was exciting to shoot with film, to take the picture and have to wait for the surprise of its success or failure after the photos were developed.

A few years later, when the finances were right, I switched to digital photography and found a whole new way to capture images of family, friends, architecture, and nature. I'm still an English major at heart, and I believe that everyone and everything has a story, so I find myself drawn to ordinary things and extraordinary moments.

I have been very fortunate to have made connections with graphic designers, photographers, and fashion industry veterans, all of whom have allowed me to explore the technical aspects of photography as well. What a thrill that is--to take what I think is a great photo and then watch it come to life on my monitor.

I've been fortunate enough to be part of three juried exhibits at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center and one at the Evendale Cultural Arts Center, and I look forward to what the future brings.

It is a blessing to be able to shoot. And it's even more of a blessing to be able to share these ordinary things and extraordinary moments with you.