I got my first camera as a brooding, artistic teen. It was my grandfather's camera from the 60s, and I fell in love with the "chk" sound the shutter made and the feel of the film winding. While obtaining my music degree at Elmhurst College, I spent as many nights in the darkroom as I did in the recording studio. In the early 2000s I began my career in photography, first assisting, then photographing weddings on my own and telling stories with my images. Fast-forward past the film years and into the digital age, and still, here I am, capturing moments of love and life before they so quickly vanish.