As a highly energetic child I always loved taking pictures and loved all forms of visual art because of the stories beyond the picture.
Being the oldest out of four, I just understood the value of a good family portrait and the need for making precious moments count. My love for photography grew with every picture I took of my family and I was eager to learn more and more. Eventually I became the unspoken family photographer and videographer.
The local photo store workers knew me by name because I would develop so many pictures. When I was in college many friends began to notice my talent for photography, especially in video production. My friends actually bought me my first camera and told me I had to pursue photography and film. I am also passionate about education and reaching the needs of students today so I became public school teacher.
Today, my 4th grade students get arts integrated creative approaches to their curriculum and support my photography/design/video adventures to this day. My youngest sister Carmen has always been my biggest inspiration and motivation to continue my creative passions.
Today, I am honored to work alongside her as photographer, designer, videographer… and most importantly, big sister.