I have always had a passion for photography. As a child, I would use my camera even if I didn't have film, just so I could see how things looked through the viewfinder. As I grew older, I saved so I could buy professional photo equipment so I could take the kind of pictures I saw in my mind's eye. I took many courses and would spend hours and hours in my own world taking thousands of shots and loving it. Nothing fills me with more joy than when I have a camera in my hand and am working to capture the truly unique essence of my subject. It's the small details that make a good picture into an outstanding work of art. I truly believe that beautiful pictures are not taken, they're created.