A little over twenty
years ago I became serious about photography after I took a pleasure
trip to New Zealand. There was a young man on the trip, a good
photographer, who put together slide shows of his many travels.
After the trip, when I had the opportunity to see his slide show of
New Zealand, I decided I could do that too. So I began a hobby that
ended up becoming my employment years later.
diligently studied all the information I could find about how to
properly put together slide presentations and then decided to join
what is now River City Camera Club. Since that time, besides
learning from the wonderful photographers in the club, I have
attended countless seminars and workshops to hone my photographic
skills. I continue to do those same things to this day.
Photography is not where I started
am, by original trade, a nurse. I entered the full-time work force as a
Licensed Practical Nurse when I was 19 years old. Ten years later I
became a Registered Nurse and then continued that occupation for
eighteen years until 1996. At that time I was forced to end my
career as a surgical nurse when I developed severe sensitivities to the chemicals I was working in and around. The affliction is
known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
about six years of “forced survival training” in how to deal with
my MCS ( literally learning how to stay alive) I decided
to begin a business selling my photographs in the form of quality
photo cards, which is what this site is mainly designed for.
soon added various sizes of mounted and matted images, custom
postcards, slide shows of my travels, marketing and promotional
images for print publications and web site use, and freelance work.
I began photography as my hobby I found myself drawn to shooting
mostly nature and lighthouses and subsequently developed what I
consider to be my true area of expertise– the outdoors.
when I began my business, I found I needed to expand my subject
categories and I now shoot nearly everything - including civic
events, festivals, street scenes, and local points of interest -
almost always using only natural light in order to truly capture the
subject and the moment.
I hope you will take your time, enjoy the
and contact me to buy some cards!