I was always around animals growing up. My parents were professional handlers and owned a boarding kennel. I went to my first dog show at 6 days old. I travelled with them all summer every year and when I wasn't needed to help I was out exploring and wandering the area wherever the dog show was. When they retired I continued my desire to be out wandering and went camping with just me and a friend for the first time at 14 years old with an old canvas tent and a sleeping bag that had wandered the national parks with my sister in the 70's. I instantly fell in love with it and went whenever I could. The peace and quiet of being out in nature was calming to me and the chance to see animals in the wild always kept me intrigued.
In 2012 I reconnected with an old friend who was a professional photographer and did a few trips with her just to see different places. I bought a little point in shoot to keep a record of my travels. It didn't take long for the photography bug to bite and I bought my first DSLR in 2013 and the rest is history. I get to combine my love of being out in nature and a new found love of travel and photography all combined into one and barely spend a weekend without a camera in my hand.
Since 2013 I've been published internationally in newspapers and magazines as well as several successful photography contest entries.
2nd place - 2015 Nature Canada Photography Contest
Honourable mention - 2015 National Wildlife Federation Contest.
2nd place - 2015 Outdoor Canada photography competition