I discovered photography when I went to Girl Scout camp at the age of 11. I only dabbled at it on and off for several years until I was pregnant with my first son. At that point I decided I needed something other than a Brownie camera and with the purchase of a used Nikormat, I started a whirlwind of photo heaven. It started with people asking me who took the pictures of my baby, so I started doing portraits. Then a few years later I moved to Hawaii where I was hired to work at a newspaper, and the GM discovered my talent for photography, so I was sent on photo assignments -- being flown into active volcanic area, over the town of Kona, greeting celebrities, covering the Ironman Triathlon, and being hired to cover the World Championship Tennis tournament that took place in Kona over a period of 5 months..
Later the company moved me to the Mainland where I eventually ended up leaving the newspaper and going into Real Estate. And once again, people asked who did the photo work for my listings. That opened up a whole sideline to my real estate business. In the meantime, I continued to do photography as a hobby.
Now I am back in Hawaii, and enjoying photographing the beauty of the island. My recent work is in response to the high surf that has pounded the shores, and I love that feel of the power, beauty and sheer force of nature. I am still doing portraits, events and Real Estate photography, but I now have beautiful Hawaii to inspire me in so many colorful ways.