I love light. It mesmerizes me. Many times I stop what I'm doing just to drink it in, to study its effects, to wonder about this powerful aspect of creation and its place in our lives. I didn't always recognize its importance, but since it dawned on me how every single thing is affected by light, I have been on an incessant journey to understand it, to master it, and to know how to control it. Light is the single constant thing necessary to make a photograph, the common denominator, the "tool" we write with in this craft, and it is a crucial part of every image I make. Whether the day is cloudy and gray, or boasts a blue sky filled with blinding rays, I am in a continuous state of learning and experimentation, searching for yet another way to bring the beauty I see in my surroundings to the attention of everyone else. It is a quest that will never end.
My studio is located at our private 45-acre horse farm where we have spent the last twelve years developing and expanding our unique and varied locations. Every season we offer new, exclusive options. I often say I married the right guy; an excavating contractor with skill in moving the earth, very literally. Not only is he able to create settings for me such as a beach, large pond, industrial areas, and countless carved out spots around the farm, he has an acute eye when it comes to knowing what kind of miscellaneous "junk" will be useful for photographing my seniors and brings it home from his travels. He may not always understand me, but our vision is the same. My daughters took turns being my lighting assistants for years, and now my son is as integral to the business as my husband in helping build settings and move things around the farm for me. We make a great team and I couldn't do this the way I do it without them.