“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
My passion for photography began when I was a wee lass. My uncle gave me my first camera for Christmas when I was seven: a Kodak Instamatic that used 110 film. I quickly discovered that I loved to take photos, get creative with shots, and share them with family and friends. In junior high, I upgraded to a Nikon F401 film SLR and learned more about apeture, shutter speed, lighting, composition, and B&W developing through the school's photography program and club. I even built my own darkroom at home so I could increase my skills while school was out. I knew then that photography was my passion, and it still is to this day.
Over the years, technology advanced and DSLR's were introduced. I quickly adapted to the change and loved the idea of not burning out rolls of film and spending ridiculous amounts of money on developing. (Shhh, don't tell my Nikon SLR that - I still use film from time to time). But this meant I had to learn some new tricks. Through various forms of education, I expanded my knowledge of photography. But the learning doesn't stop. To this day, I continue to increase my skills with courses, workshops, and one-on-one guidance from other professionals. My goal in life is to be happy, but never satisfied. One can always find room to improve.
In addition to being an active photographer, my eclectic interests include (but are not limited to): martial arts, equestrian sports, music, film industry, acting, cosplay, kayaking, archery, the great outdoors, and travelling.
I currently reside in Richmond, BC and provide services throughout the lower mainland.
2009 - Tourism Richmond: Art Category.
Photo was used to promote the city of Richmond for the 2010 Olympics