I’ve been asked so many times…. Why did you become a photographer? I’ve loved photography my entire life. It has always been important to me and I see have always seen the value. That is my usually short answer but it’s only half of the truth. Since becoming a photographer I realize the weight of what I do. I have volunteered for a few years with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. This organization donates photography to couples that have stillborn babies or babies that will not live. These are the first and only images that these parents will ever have of their child. The weight of those emotions are tremendous. They cry, I cry and I deliver the images these parents will cling to for the rest of their lives. I have taken so many portraits of high school seniors. What most people don’t know is that 4 of these seniors are no longer with us. Two were killed in car accidents and 2 died of drug overdoses. The maid of honor in a wedding I photographed was shot and killed as an innocent by-standard in a drive by. In each of these sad incidents, I took the last pictures of each of them. Each client I photographed is important to me. I want them to love the images I capture. That’s what warms my heart. Sure we all have great pictures in our phones but I creative images full of emotion that you want to hang on your wall as art.