I have an extensive background in the arts. I have always been artistically inclined. I paint, sculpt, draw, sing, and dance. That started me on my way to getting my High School Art Sterling Scholar Award. I went on to study the Fine Arts at Snow College. I took a break and taught English in China for six months. I returned and shortly after served an LDS Mission in Vina Del Mar Chile for a year and a half. These experiences opened my eyes to a new way of looking at the world. I have found that I can find beauty anywhere even in the poorest of places. I continued my studies at Southern Utah University. I developed a love for capturing people and moments. That is when I started focusing completely on photography. In 2007 I was the College of Performing and Visual Arts Senator as well as the founder and president of the Photography Club. In 2008 I helped put together a program to keep art in the schools. We were awarded a government grant to help with the funding. We put packets together for teachers to teach the student in class. Then I taught over 2500 elementary students in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery about photography for the National Geographic “In Focus” Exhibit. I helped pioneer the photography emphasis in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program where I later received said degree. I love what I do. I joke with my husband that my purpose in life is to make things beautiful.
I began studying photography in 2006 where I was mentored by a professional photographer who taught me everything he knows with his 30 years of experience. I like to capture the moments. My degree focuses on digital design and photography. I love what I do. I am very passionate about memories and making them last forever. Photography is the key to doing that. I have training in large format, studio lighting, digital photography, landscape, and extensive training in Photoshop and other programs.