Photo by my dear friend Cassie Stuart.
Growing up my parents took us on lots of adventures the vast majority weren’t out of the state. As we drove to whatever adventure was calling us I would sit and gaze out the window. I was perfectly content to listen to whatever music my dad had on and enjoy the scenery unfolding before me. It was a perfect scenario for daydreaming too. As a kid, I also loved dressing myself and others up. I started taking photos of whoever would let me dress them up when I was 10 or so. I never quit making photos. I still love New Mexico now more than ever and I still love to help people look and feel their best.
Now I am a wife and mom of 3 living in the mountains right in between Albuquerque and Santa Fe with our 2 big doggies and chickens. I LOVE adventuring with my family all over this great state. Seeing something new and discovering some new jewel to shoot at is a thrill that will never ever get old, I might, but it won’t.
I love meeting new people and finding out their stories and what makes them tick. Meeting new people and talking to someone I have never met doesn’t scare me, it’s quite the opposite. I love trying new things. I love pushing myself to improve. The one constant “thing” has been photography since before I even put a name to it or realized I loved it, it just happened so naturally. I have tried my hand at lots of things and enjoyed most, but can’t put photography down like I have others. It is a part of me so much so that it can never be separate from me.
I love PRETTY in all its forms and variety. I see it everywhere and in everyone. I love to create and come up with ideas. I want to in a way that I can let the light of Christ shine through me, me, in all my individuality and quirks. I want to be a force for good, in a world that is starving for love. We are all from the same human family and I want to just love everyone in their own quirky awesomeness. I want to let people be themselves, love on their family, and then see the beauty that I do. It brings me great joy to do this, to create art from YOUR life. Now go out and LIVE.