I have an extensive background in the arts.   I have always been artistically inclined.  I paint, sculpt, draw, sing, and dance.  That  started me on my way to getting my High School  Art Sterling Scholar Award.  I went on to study the Fine Arts at Snow College.  I took a break and taught English in China for six months.  I returned and shortly after served an LDS Mission in Vina Del Mar Chile for a year and a half.   These experiences opened my eyes to a new way of looking at the world.  I have found that I can find beauty anywhere even in the poorest of places.  I continued my studies at Southern Utah University.  I developed a love for capturing people and moments.  That is when I started focusing completely on photography.  In 2007 I was the College of Performing and Visual Arts Senator as well as  the founder and president of the Photography Club.  In 2008 I helped put together a program  to keep art in the schools.  We were awarded a government grant to help with the funding.   We put packets together for teachers to teach the student in class.  Then I taught over 2500 elementary students in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery about photography for the National Geographic “In Focus” Exhibit.   I helped pioneer the photography emphasis in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program where I later received said degree.  I love what I do.  I joke with my husband that my purpose in life is to make things beautiful.


I began studying photography in 2006 where I was mentored by a professional photographer who taught me everything he knows with his 30 years of experience.  I like to capture the moments.  My degree focuses on digital design and photography.  I love what I do.  I am very passionate about memories and making them last forever.  Photography is the key to doing that.  I have training in large format, studio lighting, digital photography, landscape, and extensive training in Photoshop and other programs.