I grew up as the daughter of a professional photographer. My sisters and I lovingly refer to our father as the papa-razzi. The amount of photos we have of our childhood is staggering. At an early age I begged for hand me down equipment and some tricks of the trade. At age 7 I actually won my first contest with a photo I took of the Hancock building in Chicago. As an anthropology student I traveled extensively through the Middle East and Asia, and this was where my love of landscape photography was born.
These days I love to shoot landscapes, with food and my own children coming in a close second. I have my own, non hand me down camera. (although truthfully papa-razzi bought it) I shoot with a Nikon D90 and my food photography is done exclusively with a 50mm 1.4 lens and natural light. I have a beautiful carbon fiber tripod that I mean to use all the time, but I really only use when lighting is low.
All of my photos are copyrighted under general copyright law. If you would like to use one of my photos please contact me directly and be sure to give credit where credit is due.
You can see some of my landscape work in my flickr gallery.