Where I’ve been and where I’m going…

“”I would like to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”
-John Donahue

I have had the delight to capture light and hold time still for over 40 years! Photography wasn’t just a passion, it was a grade school dream that came true. My career began in New Jersey as a studio apprentice after graduating from high school in 1975 to become self-educated in the art, business and craft of professional photography. I moved to California in 1984, where I had a successful wedding/portrait studio for 25 years in Santa Barbara. I have abundant memories of the days with a medium format Hasselblad and roll film. I have fully embraced the technology of the 21st century with the Canon EOS Mark III and IV. I love the freedom, flexibility and fun of how digital inspires my creativity.

I moved to Longmont, CO in 2009 with my husband, Mathew Erickson and our two cats, Bella & Bogey. I immersed myself in the new community to be a finalist in the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce 2010 Rookie Business of the Year and a finalist for 2011 Small Business of the Year. I received the Times-Call Reader’s Choice Best of the Best Photographer for four consecutive years until they no longer had the category. I am an advocate for the arts and was instrumental in having 2012 declared the “Year of Art” in Longmont by the mayor.

Photography has been my life and will always be a part of me. I am fortunate to have made a full time career in the profession and saved for “retirement” when the income was solid. I have photographed thousands of people on both coasts with energy, ease and enthusiasm to make the experience of getting photos taken fun, relaxed and enjoyable for everyone. I have captured many moments in time that span over four decades.  I celebrate my 60th birthday in 2017 so it’s time to reimagine and take a new direction in life as well as in my photography.

After eight years of enjoying life in Longmont and discovering our love of the great outdoors, another dream is coming true…to live like we have camped—small, simple and serene—in a mountain cabin in Westcliffe, CO (a designated dark sky area!). My focus as an artist will be to continue to capture the light of nature, explore new places on road trip adventures and enjoy the inspiring beauty that is all around us. I am open and excited as to what’s next on this wonderful journey called life. What will I create?

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein