I think that my love for photography started when I was about 12 years old. I would tear out pages from my InStyle magazine and use them as border on the walls of my room. (My sisters that shared a room with me can testify this is true;) I have always noticed and appreciated things that have balance, color, composition, patterns, light and even texture. I considered going to a fashion design institute in high school, but thought better of it after finding that I loved to design, but I could not endure the sewing. I sewed several pieces of clothing, but after finding that unstitching over and over was not my calling, I decided on a more traditional route. I now have a Masters degree in English, but my love for design has not faded, and I feel photography calling my name. I wanted to explain my intentions in starting to take photographs more seriously, partly for myself, and partly for those that may think this is coming from left field.
I bought my DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) in 2010 with the intention of learning how to take beautiful pictures of my own Jane and then taking beautiful photos for other people too. I also started learning the post-production part of editing when I bought Photoshop for my desktop. I took a photography class at BYU-Idaho and kept taking photos of Jane, family members and friends. I never felt like it was the right time to completely delve in yet, but recently I sat on my couch looking for jobs in higher education, and had the impression that I should pursue this path.
I love to make people feel special and to offer people the chance to record their life and loved ones. I am a huge proponent of family and milestone pictures and capturing moments that are so nice to have surrounding us, reminding us of the best things. I learn about photography any chance that I have, pay close attention to details, and I certainly want to keep learning and improving. I am very excited to expand my portfolio and to utilize my camera and lenses to their fullest. I hope you will wish me well, and if I am near, I hope I get to make you feel special and take your photos. Please take a look at my online presence here and here. If you have constructive feedback on my website, logo photos or anything else, I would be honored to hear from you.