I started to pay attention to the light after Ellen was born, ten years ago. I had just started a blog and wanted to take photos to go with my words. Jeffrey bought me a DSLR camera (my old trusty Olympus E-520 that I still use and love even though I now shoot mostly on a Nikon D7100) and I started to photograph our every-day family life. After learning mostly by trial-and-error for a number of years, I took a class on shooting in manual, and then my interest in photography really took off. Three years and three 365 projects later, I found myself wanting to do a little more with my passion for photography.
My greatest photography mentor is my friend, Jenny Stein, the host of The Family Photographer podcast.