I was born in 1972, a Midwest girl from the small town of Monroe, Michigan. I attended Eastern Michigan University earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 where I purchased my first camera, a Pentax K1000. In April 1998, I moved to Savannah, Georgia continuing my studies of photography and graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2001.In my free time, I spend my time traveling with my husband, mostly to National Parks. I aim to record these experiences in my creative direction, allowing the essence of each moment to unfold in a natural way.Several of my photos have been formally recognized in exhibitions at the Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico, PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, and the Atlanta Photography Group (APG), Atlanta, Georgia.Thank you for visiting!
I Walk in Wonder…Each Step - Dorado Magazine's 'On the Road' Photo Contest, Durango, CO - April 2016.
Selected as one of five Honorable Mentions out of 75 entries.
Fallen - PhotoPlace Gallery's 'Alternative Cameras: Pinhole to Plastic' Exhibition, Middlebury, VT - December2015/January 2016.
One of 35 images selected by award winning fine art and commercial photographer, Susan Burnstine, for PhotoPlace Gallery's juried Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic exhibition.
Still - 'Mary Stanley Selects' Exhibition, Atlanta, GA - October/November, 2015.
Selected for the Mary Stanley Selects Exhibition, one of Atlanta Photography Group's (APG) premier exhibitions held during Atlanta Celebrates Photography Month.
Arrivals & Departures - PhotoPlace Gallery's 'Going Places' Exhibition, Middlebury, VT - September/October 2015.
One of 35 photographs chosen by Juror Carlan Tapp for PhotoPlace Gallery’s juried exhibition, 'Going Places'.
The Louvre - Santa Fe Workshop's 'Water' Contest, Santa Fe, NM - November, 2014.
Ranked in the Top 100, with 3,791 images submitted from 904 photographers in 26 countries - selected by an esteemed panel of jurors that included Céline Cousteau, Sarah Leen, Elizabeth Opalenik and Daniel Miller.
Still - PhotoPlace Gallery's 'Open Call: Your Greatest Hits', Middlebury, VT - December/January 2012.
Selected for PhotoPlace Gallery's Exhibition 'Open Call: Your Greatest Hits'.
Calm Before the Storm - PhotoPlace Gallery's 'Stormy Weather' Group Exhibition, Middlebury, VT - July, 2011.
Selected for PhotoPlace Gallery's Exhibition 'Stormy Weather', in Middlebury, Vermont - July, 2011.
Fog over Harbor - Showcase School of Photography's Shots10 Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA - October, 2010.
Selected for Shots10 Exhibit, Showcase School of Photography, Atlanta, GA - October 2010. Of the 399 submissions, Still was one of 71 chosen for this juried group exhibition.
Still - Showcase School of Photography's 'Shots09' Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA - October, 2009.
Of 329 submissions, Blue Calm was one of 66 chosen.