A Few of My Favorite Things:
Cardigans | Fresh Flowers | Iced tea | Peonies | Cozy blankets | Cake | Fuji film | Dachshunds | Birkenstocks | Sleeping in late | Tikka Masala | Biographies | Cheap sun glasses | Volvos | Cheese danish | Johnny and June | Cold brew coffee | Vinyl | Bookstores | Brunch | Pinot Noir | Gibson guitars | clean laundry | Libraries | Un-plugged albums | Sourdough toast | Cold sheets | Thrift stores | Wood stoves | Sandwiches cut on the diagonal | Old houses | Lists.
A Little Background: I grew up and have spent most of my life on the Eastern side of Washington State until 2012, which was when my husband's job presented us an opportunity to pick up life and move to Anacortes, WA. Anacortes is a quaint waterfront town near the San Juan Islands, just a short drive North from Seattle. I quickly fell in love with the iconic flannels, coffee, music and the shifting gray sky of beautiful Western Washington.
Growing up, my parents were always supportive of my creative projects and encouraged me to bloom artistically. When I was a Sophomore in high school, my mom gifted me an old Pentax camera that had belonged to my Grandfather. I enjoyed exploring the look of different film stocks and got creative experimenting with all of my camera's settings. I fondly remember my mom driving me to the nearest lab that had one-hour-photo and feeling as if I were going to burst from excitement opening the envelope to see my prints.
I soon started working as a photographer for the teen-powered section of our local newspaper where I was mentored by a seasoned photojournalist who had worked for the publication for many years. During my high school years, I continued to capture photographs for friends and family. This is the time where digital cameras were becoming more mainstream and film photography was phasing out. It wasn't until my oldest daughter June was born, that I bought my very first professional digital camera and fell in love with photography all over again. I continue to shoot both film, and digital photography in my personal life and have a closet full of albums I will treasure forever. This is why I chase after soft light and beautiful moments and I don't ever want to stop.