I love capturing beauty with my camera. I love nature and taking photos of wildlife and stunning landscapes. It was only recently that I fell in love with taking photos of newborns when my son and his wife had a baby and thus my first grandchild was born. I have three adult kids whom I love very much and I am so proud of their achievements and the lives that they have created for themselves.
I raised them for part of their lives in the country while living off the grid. That's where I became a country midwife out of necessity. For a decade I assisted women who wanted to have their babies while surrounded by their loved ones in the comfort of their own home.
Later in my life I began a career in music and loved every minute of it. I toured for twenty-two years impersonating Patsy Cline. Singing in concert halls and majestic theaters was a dream come true.
After a scuba diving trip to the Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua New Guinea, I decided to retire from music. A month on a forty-five foot catamaran with my daughter and her fiancé along with the captain and his wife void of cell phones and internet access, gave me a lot of time to reflect. I learned to photograph the beautiful coral reefs hidden beneath the sea, home to thousands of species. It was an unimaginable glorious experience. When I returned home I felt that I must move on, but I didn't know what was in store for me as an artist.
My daughter-in-law asked me to assist and be a part of the birth of my first grandchild in their home. I was honored. I captured some incredible photos. I was hooked and have been pursuing a career in newborn photography ever sense. Natural light is the best and I like to use it when I can. A delightful subject such as a newborn baby makes my heart swell. Since then I've branched out into growing babies and toddlers, pregnancy and family photography. I try to take into consideration the lifestyle of the family when deciding how to capture these personal photos. It's an emotional exciting time and I want to be a part of capturing those memories that will be with them for a lifetime and many years to come.
Deciding who will be your photographer for those important moments is not an easy task. It's unlike anything else that you might purchase in your life. Whether it's your wedding; the ninth month of your pregnancy; your new baby; your baby at one month and throughout that first year, you will want a photographer that you can trust to give you a gorgeous gallery of photos to share with your family and friends for a long time.