I love being a scientist, but I equally love being a photographer.

It all started when I got a Polaroid camera for my 10th birthday. Little did my parents know that I would become such a shutterbug. 

However, I didn't take photography seriously until a few years ago when I decided to take off the training wheels and use only manual mode. Thus began the "year of manual mode." This has pushed my photography from the I-have-no-idea-how-this-shot-happened-but-I-like-it to cool-that's-exactly-how-I-imagined-that-would-photograph.

Since then, my images have been accepted for publication in several print-on-demand magazines. I have competed in Professional Photographers of America's Image Competition for the past two years. In my first year of competition, three of the four images submitted scored in the "deserving of a merit." In 2017, I was awarded Kodak's Gallery Award as well as earned a bronze medal during PPA's competition. One of my image was selected for PPA's Showcase Book. 

While I love photographing all sorts of subjects, I really enjoy photographing people. While my favorite portraits are often conceptual where I can explore emotion and storytelling, I enjoy meeting and working with clients to create keepsake portraits worthy of displaying in their homes.