It all started with a 35mm Pentax on my18th birthday even though I had never shown any interest in taking pictures.  My parents knew I loved to travel and thought a good camera was a good companion for me.  So now I have to admit, my parents were right! Darn it!  Although I have never been formally trained I love capturing all kinds of beauty in all kinds of places, some expected and some unexpected.  My goal is to share my experiences with others through the lens and when dealing with human clients, to make them comfortable and recognize their own individual beauty.  Everyone and everything has a story and I enjoy being the messenger.