I was born and raised on an innovative vegetable and grain farm - Next Step Produce - in Southern Maryland. Surrounded by diverse fields of beauty, I developed a passion for photography, spending my free time capturing the farm throughout the seasons, the flowers blooming, and the insects frolicking. During the course of my childhood, I won multiple photo contests with the National Wildlife Federation inspiring me to further study the art of photography, learn how others do it, and develop my own style and niche. I am now eighteen and specializing in close-up flora and fauna. The majority of my images arise from my flower garden which I have been tending and expanding since the age of nine. Out of all the flowers I grow, my favorite, by far, is the anemone.
Other photographs are taken of my parents' farm here in Maryland. One such photograph highlights a corn cob with its kernels neatly lined up alongside one another, each with a distinct hollow in their center, giving this corn its name - dent corn. Another example of a photograph of the farm shows the brilliant colors and diversity of dry beans arranged neatly in a circle.
One thing I cherish about photographing is the cheerful company of my three dogs, always eager to tag along with me on adventures with my camera. Of course, I love photographing them as well! Just like the people and environment that surround me, these dogs have and continue to shape the person I am. They are a joyous light in my life.
Aside from photographing, I love making pizza (from scratch with my family's home-grown wheat and vegetables) and eating it too, as well as biking with the dogs, eating raspberry sorbet, baking pastries, hearing snow falling, crisp autumn days, and the fresh springtime scenery.