My first camera was a small Barbie film camera when I was six years old. I took pictures of my favorite toys and my family cat. I am now 24 and I have a Nikon D7000 and I still take way too many pictures of my cats. As I grew older my passion for photography only grew stronger. I studied photography briefly at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Winona State University. As I furthered in my career being published and displayed made my drive to continue stronger. My photography has always been an outlet for me to express myself. To show the world what I see and convey my emotions through my photography, things that don’t come easily to me otherwise. In my photography I like to capture moments that speak to me, giving me a taste of something spectacular. I want to convey a sense of being in my photography. I want my photography to communicate and take the viewers someplace new or help evoke an emotional response that is their own.