Back when I was in junior high, I took a photography class, where we got to work in the dark room, develop our film and enlarge prints. I fell in love with it immediately. I took a break from it through high school and chose photography as my major in college for a semester, only to find it unfulfilling, as we never even set foot in the darkroom. I then took a 15 year break and renewed my love for photography in December 2016 with my first digital camera, followed by large format 4x5 and 35mm film photography in mid to late 2017. It is absolutely fulfilling to the soul! I started doing portraits around June 2017. I try to combine my love for landscape photography with portraiture to create a hybrid, using external lighting for my subjects to make them stand out. With a love for bright, vivid colors mixed with moody and dramatic expressions and backgrounds, I try to create powerful imagery that tell a story.