People often ask why or how I began my career as a photographer. Photography has been a part of my life since I can remember and I have my amazing grandmother (and National Geographic Magazine) to thank for that. Gram used to have family slideshows where we would all gather around the screen watching her most favorite moments and adventures. Then one day when I was 10 years old I saw a photograph of myself in a National Geographic Magazine. (You can read more about this on my blog). It was then that I knew I wanted to photograph people and events. I love what I do and I consider myself very lucky. I have the best job in the world. I share moments with people who are exquisitely joyous, capture their memories and visually tell their stories. As I grow older it becomes more and more apparent at how quickly life passes us by. 10 years can seem like 10 minutes and Iím constantly astounded at how ephemeral the moments can be. I savor the notion that my clients will stop every once in a while throughout their lives and step back in time to cherish the memories that Iíve captured remembering them as if they happened yesterday.