I have a sense of humor.
I am a former model. And having been on both sides of the camera gives me a bit more insight into the world of modeling, acting, and visualizing images that sell. I'm acutely aware of hand positions, flattering body poses, and what to do with those limbs.
I love learning. I have multiple degrees and endorsements. I have an AA, BS, and earned an MS degree in education with an emphasis on leadership. I'm endorsed in gifted and talented education, and ESL. I hold an active cosmetology license in the state of Utah, too.
I do not watch TV. There are too many awesome things to do in life.
I play acoustic guitar. Sometimes. I have a Taylor. And an Ovation 12 string. And a Cordoba classical. I cannot memorize music. I have to read it. I taught myself how to play when I was eight by listening to Neil Young play finger style. Maybe that is why I cannot sing - Neil's voice is a bit cacophonic - and I tried to sound like him.
Exercise is important to me. I enjoy running. Kind of. It's a hate/love relationship. I hate getting started. But, after the first 1/2 mile, I love it. I am not fast, in fact, my goal is to break an 8 minute mile. Best time? 8:11 - on a treadmill. I do find lifting weights is cathartic - in a way that no class can deliver.
I don't do boring well. Not at all.
I am energetic. This is a gift. It allows me to be all that I can be.
I am a cancer survivor and a life thriver. I've had awesome care at the Huntsman Cancer Institute - and when one has been hit be a disease such as cancer, life is never the same. Life is for living and learning and loving and enjoying, not just being. I relish capturing moments of my life as I travel with my husband (and sometimes travel with my grown sons.)
I don't cook. I do not desire to cook. I have tried. No one will eat it. Not even me. I can exist on fruits, vegetables, and energy bars and protein drinks. And coffee, we cannot forget coffee - or a great cup of loose leaf tea. Thanks, Bill, for cooking.
I believe personal photography projects keep the creative juices flowing - as does anything that stretches my creative muscle. One such penchant is photographing classic cars, and anything that is vintage, antique, or simply "old". I feel as though I am preserving time this way.
Speaking of preserving time - that's what photographs are about - capturing memories, for all time. Give me a call.
What's in the bag?
Nikon, pure Nikon.
Nikon lenses, Nikon strobes.
A great Think Tank Bag.
Mag Mod modifiers.
Black Rapid Strap (thanks, Black Rapid!)
Pelican card case (thanks, Pelican!)
And Buff stuff.
Lights, camera, action! I'm ready! Are you?