I am a portrait photographer and Photoshop painting artist located in Bellevue, Kentucky, just across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.  I specialize in professional headshots, classic portraiture, and pet portraits, including mixed media painted portraits, having studied digital painting since 2019 with several noted teachers.

I continue to challenge myself to improve my photography.  While initially self-taught, since 2011 I have studied photography formally through classes, mentor programs, conferences, and workshops, having earned the designation of Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and the Master of Photography, Master Artist, and Photographic Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  I also serve on several committed in the American Society of Photographers. 

My images have won awards at the state, district, and international level.  Several of my images have been published, including in two Capture Cincinnati books and in the World Choir Games commemorative book.  Since 2014, I have received gold, silver, and bronze medals in the International Photographic Competition, sponsored by PPA, including four Kodak, Fuji, or CPP Awards, and a bronze medal in the International Pet Photographer of the Year awards.  

Outside of photography, I am a classically-trained musician, having spent most of my first career as a middle school music teacher.  I play French horn in local community ensembles and was a member of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Cincinnati for many years.  I also am active in several other ministries at the cathedral.

My family currently consists of two rescued Pomeranians--Auggie, a big, sweet Mama's boy,
Roxie, a major little alpha personality who considers herself the "Boss Lady,"  and Georgia, a Papillon mix who is friendly but a bit of a loner.