What’s your name?
Where are you from?
I live just outside of Boulder, CO.
What’s your favorite color?
What music do you listen to?
I really love world music.
What was your dream job as a child?
To be an astronaut. I laugh at that now because I am not a huge fan of flying and I math was my least favorite subject in school, two things that one would need to have a good grasp on to be an astronaut.
How did you get into photography?
Like a lot of people, I wanted to take really good pictures of my kids. I started figuring out how to use my husband’s Nikon DSLR and it took off from there.
What means photography to you?
It is an extension of who I am. I see the world in pictures. I know it drives my family crazy sometimes because I am always like, “Stop the car! I need to get a picture of you in this light!”
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
I mainly do families but I really love photographing just children. There is something so authentic and innocent n their personalities and that really shines through in their photos.
Auto or manual?
Portrait or horizontally?
Horizontally, just because those are the images that fit best on my website!
Color or Black and White?
I am drawn more to color.
Natural light or flash?
I utilize both!
Studio or on-location?
On location. Most of my sessions are done outdoors.
What cameras do you shoot with?
I shoot with a Nikon D4 and a Nikon D300.
What is the most necessary photography accessory for you?
My husband. He drags around my gear at sessions. Also, my ExpoDisc. It is great for getting correct white balance.
Where do you find inspiration?
Paintings from the 1700s and the era of Romanticism.
What is your favourite location to shoot?
There is the cool barn near my house. I love doing family sessions there because there is so much variety. There is a barn, a big field and beautiful trees and a stream.
What do you think makes a memorable photo?
Emotion. I think of you can capture great emotion, you have captured a memorable photo.
How would you define a bad picture?
For me, personally, a bad picture is an image that does not convey any sort of story or evoke a feeling for the person looking at it.
Your tips for other photographers?
The biggest tips I can give are practice, practice, practice. Learn how to find the light and work on proper exposure. If you don’t have a properly exposed image, in a location that works with the photo, no amount of editing is going to make the image better.