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San Diego, CA
I am fortunate enough to be living my dream. A career in fine art photography allows me to listen and be heard at the same time. I ‘listen’ to the subjects I photograph and then I feel like it allows me convey something and be ‘heard’ by the viewer.
Growing up in Canada I never thought a career in photography would be possible. My first career was in Criminology. That turned out to be rather stressful – to say the least, and not particularly fulfilling in the long run. I moved to California in 1999. That was the turning point for me. I decided that it was time to take my hobby and turn it into a career. I’m so glad I did, I’ve never looked back.
Being a professional photographer also opens up a whole host of easy opportunities to give back in this world. Everyone needs photographs, not everyone can afford professional photography. About 6 years ago I decided it was my time to give back. In 2002 when I was pregnant with my son Ben, it was discovered that he had a condition called Hydrocephalus, commonly known as ‘water on the brain’. It was unsure if he would be born without disability, and if so, to what extent he would be disabled. It was at time that I made a commitment to myself that if my son was born healthy I would do something tangible to live my gratitude. That is why I became a photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) We provide the gift of remembrance photography to families who lose an infant at birth. Please check out his valuable organization and please consider working with them if you are a professional photographer. We need more photographers who understand the value of professional portraiture at this tragic time. www.nilmdts.com