ABOUT THE FOCUSED LENS PHOTOGRAPHY
Greg and I have been together since we were sixteen years old! He was my 1st kiss, and Lord willing, he’ll be my last. We work well together, we always have. He’s the organizer of my chaos; the OCD to my scatter-brain. Our love language is sarcasm. We love road trips and adventure, but don’t mind vegging out to hours of Netflix and our favorite show, Game of Thrones. We love DMB (Dave Matthews Band), lots of jazz and classic rock. Greg is happiest when tinkering with his hands, old jeeps, custom built remote control cars, or building just about anything. I’m completely addicted to anything MMA related and haven’t missed a UFC event in years! (I have a VCR tape where I recorded UFC3!)
Together we’ve raised two beautiful daughters and have a son-in-law that fits in our family perfectly. Two grandsons, and another on the way, has been the most rewarding aspect of getting older. Hearing them holler “Nana” and “Geep” is the sweetest sound there is. We do our dead level best to spoil them rotten every chance we get!
I fell in love with photography as a teen in the dark room at Ward III High School. Seeing what I had shot through the lens come to life on paper was mesmerizing. I recently reconnected to that passion after my 2nd stint in rehab. I read the book, Search for Significance by Robert McGee, and it changed my life. It changed my outlook, my purpose, the way I viewed my life and how I saw everything in the world. Almost 3 years later, I can proudly say my rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Therefore, I feel it an honor to capture the beauty of God’s creations. Whether it’s a summer sunset, a blossoming flower, a child’s smile, a dancer’s pirouette, or a couple’s love, they all bring an element of beauty I attempt to capture.
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.”