Photography has always been a part of my life.  For as long as I can remember my dad always had a camera in his hand.  I was always fascinated by the photos he took of our family growing up and loved his famous slide shows.  While living in Japan as a student, I took my first black and white photography class and my dad let me use one of his all manual cameras.  I had no idea what I was doing but I knew that I loved everything about it- from taking the pictures to developing them in the dark room.  My first real SLR camera came as I graduated from high school.  It wasn't until after I had my own children that I really started to learn and develop my passion for capturing those unforgettable moments.  I developed my passion for capturing people through the experience of photographing families, children, and babies while running my own small photography business from 2008-2010.  After that time I was fortunate enough to go back to Japan and live there for a few years with my own family.  It was during that time that I realized my true passion lies in landscape photography.  My love for Japan and the people there has inspired me to continue capturing beautiful places around the world.  Since living in Colorado I have not only continued with landscape photography but have also dived right into sports photography.  It has been a joy to be able to capture young athletes working hard and pushing themselves to the limit.  Life is all about the ADVENTURE.  Photography is just one part of that adventure for me!