I started to become passionate about photography back in 2007 when I was living in Azerbaijan as a Peace Corps volunteer. Having the ability to share the unique place I was living in with my friends and family back home inspired me to take my photography in more artistic side. I wanted not only to show the beauty of the place I was living, but also my vision of the aspects, big or small, that made it unique and special to me. I wanted my friends and family to share in how I was seeing the world.
I continue to want to share the big and small aspects of how I see the world with others. Whether I am travelling or living in the United States, I inspire to capture moments. I believe that photography should tell a story even if a person is not in the photograph itself. I love looking at a photograph and feeling that there is a story within it. Even photographs of flowers have their stories! They can remind you of a grandmother who gardened or a wedding you attended. I want my photography to inspire these feelings and stories, too. It's my hope that my photography will make someone smile, remember a loved one, want to travel to the place, or wonder about and create a story within the frame.