I’ve always been an artist. For years, I focused primarily on black and white charcoal drawings, and it wasn’t until after I graduated high school that I got a job at a large photography chain studio and discovered my love for the art. I still remember the conversation I had with my college advisor when I told her that I wanted to switch my major from Interior Design to Photography/Digital Media. That was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made. I immersed myself in photography. I spent long days in the dark room and constantly smelled of fixer.
Since earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts, photography has provided me many opportunities. For one, I’ve learned that I love photographing people. I love photographing emotion. And so, for almost 6 years now, I’ve operated my own photography company. I’ve made the switch to digital photography and focus on photographing weddings, maternity and newborn sessions. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel across the country and meet some amazing people in the process.
Currently, I spend my days in the classroom co-teaching 3-4 year olds at an amazing school in Houston, TX. While my kids are napping, I get to go upstairs to middle school and teach a photography fine are elective course. It’s really amazing seeing these middle schoolers start to think creatively through art. I have seen students go from not knowing how to work a camera to producing some amazing work- some of which has been exhibited locally, in Houston. Houston houses so many amazing artists and we have a great opportunity to integrate art in education.