I fell in love with photography at a young age, always toting around a disposable camera, or a series of cheap point-and-shoots that I would inevitably lose or wear out. In high school I took community college classes in photography, and spent hours in the campus darkroom. I learned to shoot on my father's Nikon Nikkormat FT. He died when I was 24, and I became more involved in my photography as a sort of coping mechanism. Photography was a passion of his, and although I was ready to move on from film, the hobby kept me connected to his memory. I bought my first DSLR camera, a Canon Digital Rebel XT, and used that for years.
When I started dating my husband I was thrilled to discover he was an incredibly talented photographer who'd been on many trips and workshops. He handed down a Nikon DSLR that was far superior to my Canon, and I also had access to his collection of lenses. We've gone shooting together on a lot of our trips, both locally and in other countries. Since then, I added a Fujifilm X100T to our collection, then upgraded that to a Fujifilm X-Pro2 which is my main shooter now.
I'll update this page as frequently as I remember, but you can also check out my day-to-day photos on Instagram.