Having a father who always new the right time to pull out the camera. I grew up with a lot of pictures around of precious moments. I got my first camera when I was seven, on a trip visiting my family in Mexico. Striving to capture my own precious moments, I never put it down. My first artistic influence was Frida Kahlo. Moved by her ability to capture her emotions in such powerful imagery, I turned to photography to express what I could not say.
With an employment background in fashion retail management, I am continuously looking to create fashion imagery that is more than just beautiful clothes on a model but evokes real emotion and an involving subtext. Focusing on capturing the strong, confident and the provocative sensuality of every woman within the context and contrast of their surroundings.
I studied photography in Chicago at Columbia College, then continued my education at the Los Angeles Center of Photograph. There I studied under fashion photographers like Greg Gorman, Ralph Gibson and Christopher Lapp, as well as fine art photographers like Cig Harvey and Aline Smithson.