Whenever I am asked about how I got my start in photography, I tell them the story of how I got my first camera.  My mother asked my stepfather for a nice camera so she could take pictures of the family.  Well....he came home with a professional quality camera that she had no idea how to use.  So after about (a year) of the camera sitting in the closet collecting dust, I asked her if I could borrow it.  Ten years later, I still haven't returned the camera and she's been regretting it ever since–or so she says. 

Photography became more than just a hobby for me, it became my passion.  I take my camera with me almost everywhere I go. 

My passion is capturing moments.  Whether they are important to me, or important to someone else.  If my photos can make someone smile, or recall a particular time in their life, I accomplished what I set out to do and I'm happy. 

As for my approach or style? I wouldn't say I have one particular style.  I don't want to confine myself to one way of looking at things.  I enjoy capturing all moments, whether it is the beauty in a single flower or a majestic mountain range, the excitement of a sailboat racing down the course, or the peacefulness of a sunset over the water, the laughter in the faces of my friends or the love in the moments with my family. It's about the moment.