ABOUT

I was nine years old the first time I took a photograph.  I forced my two year old sister to pose on a stack of ugly milk crates.  I was shooting with an old 110 camera with a built in flash.  They were awful photos, just terrible.  But I sure did love the sound of the shutter click.  

 

THE KNOW HOW

Thankfully, I have moved on from the 110 and milk crates.  And I would like to think my photographic skills have improved in the last 30 years.  After serving 6 years in the US Air Force, I attended SFA.  I pursued a degree in Art with an emphasis in photography and digital media.  But education rarely stops with obtaining a degree, especially in an area where technology is constantly changing and photography styles are ever evolving.  I am constantly growing as a photographer by self exploration and continuing education through the Texas Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of America organizations.  I am currently studying to obtain my Certification for Professional Photography.  I should test in January of 2018.  Wish me luck! 

 

THE STUDIO

I started my business in 2011.  In the beginning, I operated from my home, shooting mostly on location.  In 2014, I opened my studio located in Carthage, Texas.  My business model is Christ centered, focusing on running an honest business motivated by love and not money.  I find that when I put my focus on Christ, my business runs smoothly.  It's a testament to God's amazing grace.  I've been blessed to occupy a facility that is optimal for both flash and natural light photography.  This has enabled me to offer a variety of photographic styles.  While I do often still shoot on location, the studio offers a controlled light setting, giving me a great deal of flexibility and creativity.  

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER  

I have been married to the love of my life, Monty, for 14 years.  We have one daughter, Hannah, who just started eighth grade and a newborn son, Liam, born in July 2017.  We have two cats and two dogs who are our whole world!  We attend church at Southside Baptist Church in Carthage, Tx.  Though I am from Dallas, we have Carthage roots by way of my husband and his family.  We moved here in 2007 to raise our daughter in a community that we trust.  This year we are celebrating ten years in Panola County!