I knew by the age of nine that I wanted to be a photojournalist.
Really, I did!
Check out my diary from when I was that age.
I love the creativity that being a wedding photojournalist allows. I am always amazed at how different and unique photography can be when one strives to capture the passion and emotion that comes from each and every wedding. The romantic in me also loves seeing one tiny thing in each wedding that reminds me of my own wedding day.
For over 20 years, I have been using photography as my art medium. I have established a career as an award-winning photojournalist and photo editor.
I started my first job as a photographer at my small hometown newspaper and worked my way up to working for some of the best newspapers in the country. When I left the newspaper industry, I went to work in the photo office at The White House for the Executive Office of the President as a photo editor. I have worked for many other companies such as National Geographic, AOL, USA Today and K12 Inc.
I also serve as an active board member for the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) DC/South Chapter and ASPP National Board. I also serve as the Education Chair for Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW). I am a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, National Press Photographers Association and Professional Photographers of America.