As far back as I can remember, I have always loved little kids. At the age of 14, I started to babysit and found that I not only loved playing with children in parks, but also loved quiet moments just reading a book with them. It was great to feel like a kid again. Babysitting quickly became one of the many things I enjoyed as a teenager.
In addition to babysitting, I discovered a love for drawing and painting at a young age, and with my parent’s encouragement, I found I had a natural talent. As a kid, I began taking many art classes and just loved doing projects and expressing myself through the arts. I learned to combine these two passions and started doing art projects with my babysitting kids. I found this to be so personally rewarding. It was such creative fun! This confirmed my love of children and my passion for fine art and combining the two.
When I turned sixteen, I found a new hobby: photography. I am sure that is no surprise for some. Ha! Naturally, I merged my love of photography with my love of babies and children and began photographing them. I gave my babysitting moms photos of their children and they were blown away! I will never forget how that moment made me feel so proud. I then went off to college to receive a dual degree in the arts (BFA) and Early Childhood Education. The rest is history.