I've loved taking pictures since I was a child. I credit my grandmother for my fascination with a photograph as I spent a lot of time with her going over her collection of family photos and she supplied me with my first camera. I did not formally train in photography. I got my first paid position at the Mount Airy News and then when I relocated to the Outer Banks, was blessed to get a position at the Outer Banks Photo Center. I've worked under both men and women and have learned so much from everyone that has been a part of my learning process. I still try to study and learn since photography is constantly evolving. I still absolutely love taking pictures and enjoy all the wonderful people I get to meet. I hope I can continue to create memories that people will cherish forever.