In my beginning days as a photographer, my heart was called to volunteer with NILMDTS. While many consider this work very hard, it is the most fullfilling work that I do as a photographer. Through this volunteer work, I was connected with my first photographer community. It offered opportunities to grow and work with other artists to provide the best services possible to the famlies we serve. Knowing the power of community, I went on to join other professional photographer organizations, but will always belong to NILMDTS and never stop giving of myself.
Professional devolopment, particiaption in photographer communities, and a constant drive to provide a quality experience for my clients are important factors in how I grow as an artist. Partly due to collaboration within these organizations, I have been able to mature into the photographer that I am today. I am honored to be selected for magazine features and other recognitions, as I know there are incredible artists in these communities.