Art has always been impactful for me. As the daughter of a dancer, I was enrolled as a little girl and chose ballet over everything else. The stage was my home and the line was my art. I was encouraged to go to college and get a degree, which in truth dampened my artistic spirit, as I always thought I would end up with a professional company. I found a love for the skies and completed my studies in Aviation. While interning at a major airline, I befriended the company photographer. His kindness overwhelmed me, and I spent hours in his darkroom enlarging some amazing vintage film from the heyday of TWA. I had taken a photography class in college and he invited me along to photograph banquets and crew. I had no clue entering an aviation program that I might find such a creative outlet. I truly feel as though my circle came to a close and I was right back where I belonged.
I have surrounded and immersed myself in education since the beginning and am overjoyed that I can give back in that way. You can find me speaking at conferences such as RESET and teaching in the studio though PPA super one-day classes. I am the president of the Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois, our local PPA Affiliate I encourage everyone to learn and grow, and joining our affiliate makes that journey possible. I have started showing some of my work locally. In August, My piece titled, "Don't Tell" was awarded the Peoples Choice Award. I am honored and humbled to have been chosen. I hope to be able to share more of my work with you.
Let me craft your legacy,