I grew up in Southeastern Michigan in the Historic Village of Romeo. I am married to my husband, Ed , and we have a son and four grandchildren. After many years of visiting my in-laws in Kalkaska, Michigan, I started to have an appreciation for the beauty and solitude of Northern Michigan. My husband and I were lucky to inherit the small home from his parents and decided after we both retired we would like to live here full time. We have added on, remodeled and moved in full time as of September 2014.
My love of Photography came from my love of volunteering. In 2013, my husband Ed and I received the “Volunteer of the Year Award” for Southeastern Michigan. We were honored at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI. Our volunteer work was at the Medilodge Nursing Home in Fort Gratiot, MI.
CardinalAs a volunteer, I was involved with many activities. As part of my yearning to make the residents happy, I would go out and take photographs of their various interests. I would photograph flowers in the garden, birds, beach scenes and any other type of wild life or scenic areas. I would then have these photo’s enlarged and deliver them to the residents to decorate their rooms.
I was getting enlargements done at the same place every week. The gentleman that did the enlargements was a photographer himself and noticed my photos and thought it was time for me to take a leap from a “point and shoot” camera to one that I could change lenses on and pursue my passion with better equipment. With his encouragement I did just that and have not set the camera down since.
My main interest is photographing birds and wildlife. I think the reason why is best summed up by this Karl Lagerfeld quote: “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
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