I was born to creative parents who allowed me express my creativity on a daily basis. As a child I was fascinated with old photographs and the stories they told. My mom, who is an artist of all trades, had always been really great at taking photographs of us as children and kept them in giant albums I would ask almost daily to look through. When I was in high school I took a photography class, and she lent me her 35mm Pentax camera. It was like my world opened up - the first time I developed my own photos I knew what I wanted to do. " I want to be a photographer when I grow up" I told one of my classmates as I looked back at this very grainy photo I had captured of my crush. I was enthralled by what could be captured about someone's soul in a photo. Fast forward almost 20 years and that desire has become my obsession. After an entire lifetime of looking at images and learning to make the ordinary extraordinary photographically, It's given me the ability to find the soul of people through my photographs. Intimate and intensive photographs because portraits should reflect who you are and who you would like to become.