"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around this camera." Lewis Hine

I've been taking pictures for as long as I can remember, starting with a Kodak 110 film camera. I recall my mother telling me, "film is expensive and so is developing the film." ... that was and still is true. 

Having won a Polaroid camera in an art contest when I was about 10, I thought, "Yeah! I've hit the jack-pot!". A few years later I bought my first 35mm Ricoh camera with my own money and yes, it used film. Fast forward to the present... I now have 3 Canon digital SLR's with a selection of lens and flashes and I still love it! Then as now, I am always trying to learn something new, both with classes and lots of practice.
My favorite subjects to capture are my family. They have provided me with MANY opportunities for sport and portrait shots. I am fortunate that they tolerate me with my camera at almost all of their events. If it catches my eye, I will probably try to take a photograph of it. Now that my children are growing up, I feel I have more time to dedicate to the art of photography and editing. I'm finding all aspects of photography both fascinating and challenging.

I love to photograph athletes in their sport and my job as the concert house photographer at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, IL (best job ever)! I also photograph high school seniors, families, headshots... (both with and without pets... to all of these things)! I have photographed and created posters for many high school teams and even a local Tugfest group. It is fun to stretch my imagination and work closely with these groups to create their vision.

I hope you enjoy what you see here, perhaps I can capture something special for you!
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