I took this picture in 1993 – November of 1993 to be exact. I was an Assistant Coach for my alma mater’s Cross Country team and the young ladies you see in that picture had just won the Pennsylvania State Cross Country Championship. Obviously, it was just an incredible day for us – and I truly think this was captured in this picture. I’ve still got this framed and on display – it takes me back to a great time – but it also takes me back to when I realized that I could capture a moment and keep it forever. I dabbled in photography before this and for awhile afterward I toyed around with it, but I truly got serious with becoming a photographer in 2005.
I had a great opportunity to help in chaperoning a trip to Paris and I must have taken 3,000 pictures. I just ate it up. I look back at those pictures and see a total amateur, but I also see a lot of promise. I’ve worked very hard to get better with every shot that I take and I love to just talk photography with anybody who will listen. I find inspiration in every day life, in the work of others I look up to and to those who are making a living in this incredible profession. I look forward to taking pictures for years to come and I’d love the opportunity to talk with you about capturing your moments.
And, I’d like to thank Katie, Beth, Jane, Ashley, Kim, Rachel and Stacey for reminding me every single day just how awesome something can be when you put your mind to it.