Step By Step...

 

It starts with the big desire and I started from a clean slate and began by learning the basics on my own.  I am self-educated in fine art kids photography.

I found inspiration in the work of great photographers such as Sally Man, Ricard Avedon, and Annie Leibovitz. In looking to always continue my education in fine art kids photography, I have attended various training courses, read educational books, used many online resources, and I am always following what is happening in today's world of children photography.

The goal any artist reaches for the hardest, is to find their own style. Using their talent to capture in their own way the child's emotions, his character and relationship to the world surrounding it. It was in searching for this goal, that I found my mentor, Bella West.  She is extremely talented, It was my honor to have her mentor me day after day and photo session after a photo session. She would always push me further, taking me firmly by the hand and leading me into the vast and infinite opportunities for expression of self and capturing the expressions of others that can only be found in the world of photography.

After close to 7 years of education and mentoring under her experienced guidance, I have developed from the promising student, into a true photographer that has not only a masterful control of her craft, but also, her own distinctive style. I joined The British Institute of Professional Photographers and was awarded a Associateship qualification with a collection of natural light portraits of children.