My love for photography began when my mother gave me my first "real" camera, a 35mm Canon AV-1, for my high school graduation. This wonderful gift propelled me into the serious start to my nature photography. I have been fascinated with creating images ever since. I bought a few more lenses, took photography classes at the local junior college, and worked in the darkroom learning film developing. I graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Business Finance. Growing up in Cupertino, California, I would venture out to photograph the natural beauty of rural Cupertino and Santa Clara County. Every free minute I had, I would take my camera, lenses, and tripod to the orchards, foothills, and surrounding areas.
My passion is nature photography and long exposure photography. I also specialize in macro wildflower photography. I try to convey the beauty in nature as I see it through my lens. My creative vision is to share nature as it truly exists. Therefore, I will only crop or adjust the exposure of the image, but will not change colors or digitally manipulate the image to something that is not an accurate representation of the original image. My images are single images. I do not photo stack images or merge multiple images into a single image.
I am blessed to now live in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California where I am surrounded by the boundless beauty of the coast and rural farmland. My husband and I live on our ranch with our Great Pyrenees dog, Lucy, and our tuxedo cat, Milton. We raised two beautiful and successful daughters who have pursued careers in science.
*2017 General Nature Award - WildCare Living With Nature Photography Contest- Carrizo Plain Super Bloom
*2018 Half Moon Bay Review Newspaper Calendar Photography Contest- Two Photographs - Milky Way Over Pigeon Point & Coastal Flower Field
*2019 Half Moon Bay Review Newspaper Calendar Photography Contest - Cover photograph and month of October- Blue Hour at Martin’s Beach
*2018 Coastside Land Trust Juried Fall Art Show Exhibit- Northern Harrier Hunting #3