I became passionate about photography several years ago when I began taking pictures of my son, who has a disability and is non-verbal. I photographed the things he was doing and what he enjoyed so he could share this information with peers and teachers at school. It gave him a voice; sharing his interests and helping others realize all that he was capable of doing. My infatuation for the technical, artistic, and humanitarian aspects of photography soon developed and has been a true passion ever since.
Whether I am photographing my son to help aid in his communication, creating images to commemorate special moments, or developing professional or personal projects, it is increasingly evident to me that the art and craft of photography is incredibly impactful in the variety of ways that it can serve as a vehicle to “do good” for individuals and the community. Ultimately, I strive to use my work to make a tangible contribution in this way.