I love the outdoors. There is something about getting out in nature, often away from other people, that soothes my soul. I don't always have a camera on me when I'm spending time outdoors, but typically even when I do, I only focus on photography when I'm alone. I don't tend to spend much time composing shots if I'm with other people - when I photograph I tend to get really "zoned in" and can spend a lot of time working a specific scene and I'm convinced it's rather boring for my friends to participate in. So instead I resort to quick "grab" images in social situations.
My husband has proven to be tremendously patient, so he, and our dog, Winston, end up being my go to models. I love wild places and nature, and I love my family, so putting them together in photos just makes sense. Maybe these won't appeal to a wider audience in the same way that an unspoiled pretty landscape does, but I sure cherish them!