While I enjoyed roaming my backyard with a camera when I was a kid, my interest in photography didn't blossom until a friend convinced me to join the La Porte High School Photography Club in 2009. As a high school senior, I learned darkroom photography. My journey through the landscape architecture program at Purdue over the next five years introduced me to the world of Photoshop, and I traded my fixed lens Sony for a Pentax K-30 DSLR.
I've photographed weddings, senior portraits, and a family portrait session, but my interest has always been natural and wildlife digital photography. My black-and-white photograph "Aftermath" was featured on the cover of Voices Literary Journal in 2018. A year later, "Spiraling" was awarded the Best Still Life blue ribbon in a juried gallery exhibit.
DLSR photography and Photoshop have been instrumental for my author career, giving me the tools, knowledge, and experience to design my own covers and handle the print layout myself. I've built my personal brand around three pillars — writing, art, and photography, and I LOVE that I was able to merge all three passions around my books. Welcome to my creative world!