I started out in photography when I was little, you know, taking all the family vacation photos with the Polaroid or whatever point and shoot camera was available. I just loved picking up the photos to see what came out. Then it was time for college and I needed to pick a major and minor. At the time, I wasn't much of a forward thinker, I was like most creative people, living in the moment. When they asked me for a major, I chose Radio, TV and Film, because, hey, I liked to watch TV, I was an avid movie watcher and the radio was always on if the TV was turned off. Now, for a minor, definitely Art! I always loved art classes in high school and I had books and books full of drawings and photo albums full of pictures. That is how I chose my path and how I was able to learn more about what I loved and actually be conferred with a degree at the end of four years. Needless to say, college was a very fun and creative time for me, except when I was put on academic probation after the first semester, but that was just because I had to take real classes like English, History, Math and Science while down playing my love for golf on a Friday morning.
Now, it's roughly 16 years post college and I am still creating. I love photography, but specifically dog photography. I just have the knack for dogs after owning show dogs and performance dogs for the last 15 years. They are so much easier to get to "smile" and pose than your average self conscious person who is looking for a portrait. That's not to say that I can't photograph people, but if I show up to our session with a squeaky toy, hopefully it will make you laugh, instead of wonder just how 'creatively crazy' this photographer is.
Slice of Nice isn't just about photography anymore either. As you might have guessed, I married another creative type. My husband is a film guy and a writer. Together we work on other projects, such as a line of cards, blogging, coffee table books and short films. We have also started to do graphic design (logo creation and such), screen printing, embroidery and laser engraved arts. There is more than enough creatively going on in our life, but we decided to add one more thing, a little boy. Actually, that was God's fault, we wanted a child when we first married, but one never materialized, until now, 11 years later. And this very special little boy, Dylan, will be our newest creative addition to Slice of Nice and he is bound to bring out the child photographer and artist in me and the writer and movie maker in my husband.