I first picked up a camera when I was about 10 years old. When I reached high school my Dad gave me a really cool 35mm camera that he had brought back from Germany when he was in the service. Needless to say I was hooked and I have never looked back. After high school I went on to college and achieved degrees in both psychology and supervision. I also became certified in photography through the New York Institute of Photography. It was before the era of online classes so it was quite the adventure to say the least. Along my journey I also went to culinary school where I graduated with honors and I had a new love...preparing fine cuisine. I now have the luxury of combining my passion for the culinary arts with my love of photography. I have moved on from my first camera to bigger and better but I will always carry the memory of my very first 35mm camera and the joy it brought me in those days. Today I love capturing the beauty all around us and especially in the food we grow, raise, prepare and eat.