I have always loved being behind the camera. More than 15 years ago, I began photographing the many veterans’ events in which my husband was involved. At that time, I was using a Nikon film camera. It didn’t take long to become known as the unofficial “official” photographer. In 2005, I made the move to digital with my Nikon D70, but I have recently upgraded to the Nikon D7000. The world is my classroom, and with technology changing things on an almost-daily basis, I am striving to continue to “learn and improve.”
I am in hopes that God will use me to bring a smile to a face or a tear to an eye. Maybe one of my photographs will take someone back to a special time that they thought they had forgotten, or give them a new memory to keep. I consider it a blessing and thank God for the gift of artistic creativity to be able to photograph the beauty of His mighty works. It is a privilege and honor for me to play a small part in capturing memorable moments to be cherished by others for years to come.
I find inspiration and delight in the beauty of God’s creations. Scriptures and motivational quotes were carefully chosen and added to my images to make them truly unique. Many of the images were taken in the Tampa area, and I hope that you will be inspired to take time to enjoy the world around you through the lens of my camera.
A quote by Anne Cetas that truly touches my heart is:
“Lord God, I humbly ask of you
the strength to do Your will;
I give to You my talents now,
Your purpose to fulfill.”