Originally from Denmark, I was raised in the south of Spain surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Sierra de Mijas mountains, and was always involved with horses and dogs.
My father fostered a love for photography in me from an early age. I was probably about 8 years old when I was given my first film camera.
I attended the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, studying Marine Biology. This is also where I met my husband, a native Michigander and the love of my life. After moving to Michigan, I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Spanish, after which I went on to earn my Masters Degree in Teaching.
I started my photographic career in earnest after my son was born, with the intent of mainly photographing sailing regattas, though fate has since then taken me to much broader photographic horizons.
After spending time exploring various photographic venues quite successfully, I have narrowed my goal as a photographer and have developed a specialty in equine and canine photography. While still photographing weddings and portraits, my main subject matter and passion remains with horses and dogs and the people who dedicate their lives to them.
I photograph things that I love as this allows me to truly capture the moments and emotions at a certain point in time as I am feeling them too. I am honored and humbled to know that my photographic work holds a place in your lives and homes.
An equestrian myself, I grew up competing in show jumping, dressage, and a few horse trials. I rode many different horses but my own was a 15 hand PRE/Arab cross (Hispano Arabe) named Sando-Khan, who competed in the 1.30 jumpers and was a champ against the clock as well as showing 2nd level dressage and a few novice level events.
We always had dogs and my first experience with dog training was as a teenager when my mom trained our first rottweiler in protection work under the guidance of an officer of the Spanish Guardia Civil (federal paramilitary police).
I do not currently have a horse, but I have a great rottweiler, Gumbo Fitzgerald CD CGC TT BH, who with the help of some great dog people has turned into an amazing partner in protection trials. Gumbo is a pleasure to train. He is smart and motivated which makes the job so much easier. In addition to being a great working dog, he also pulls a wagon with the kids in it and is a great family and house dog. We also have a young Australian Cattle Dog named Fishbone (Stockhand's The Great Ozzz) who is starting a career in personal protection as well as competing in the Ultimate Air Dogs dock jumping competitions.
I have received unending support from my husband in my photographic endeavors. (You may have met him at the horse shows.) Without his support there is no way that I could do this work that I love. I also need to thank my friend and photographic mentor Diana Hadsall for all of her unending support and guidance.