My work is a reflection of everyday life and places. I chose the medium of photography as a tool to capture the essence of the person or place. I create images to depict the subject as they are remembered in the mind. Not posed or unnatural, but as a window into the intimate world of the subject.
I grew up near St. Louis, Missouri and spent my childhood exploring the creeks, fields and woodlands near and around my hometown. I've studied photography at both Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. Louis. My love of the outdoors and family are the inspiration of much of my work. Currently, I live in Urbandale, Iowa where I continue to find inspiration in the places and people in and around my community. I am supported by a family of three beautiful daughters, three dogs and loving husband of over 12 years.