I got my first camera when I was just 8 years old. The very first photo I took with that little 110 film camera was a shot straight at the sun, from outside my grandmother’s house in New Hampshire. The afternoon sun was just above the tall pine trees, and the rays of light created rainbow colored sun flares that spread to the edges of the photo. I still cherish that 3 1/2 x 5″ print to this day; it symbolizes what I stand for as an artist: true beauty doesn’t have to be found by following the rules.I grew up in the Lakes Region of NH, and went to college just outside of Boston. During this time I interned for 2 years with Anthony at Richter-Colella Studios, and occasionally for Tammy at Diamond Photo Design. A few years after I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in communication, I moved to Philadelphia to experience more culture. I managed a Ritz Camera shop for a bit, where I met my future husband, then we left Ritz and worked for Olan Mills Studios (church division) for a few years. We moved to Albuquerque in 2011, and are thrilled to call New Mexico home! For the first 3 years in the Southwest, I mentored under Kyle Zimmerman at her photo studio, before making the jump to go into business for myself.