i'm a 51yr old Mom of 4, wife of 1, Yaya of 3 (so far), and FurBaby Mom of 3.
i live in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. i was born here, i've raised my kids here, and this is where i'll take my last breath. i have a love for these mountains that i can't explain. they're a part of my soul. ever once in a while i'll venture elsewhere for vacations etc. but, East Tennessee is where my cameras spend their time. they love it here too..haha. being only about 20 minutes away from Cades Cove in the Smokies gives me lots of opportunities to capture wildlife shots.. plus, the Cove is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever see so, put it on your bucket list.
if you're checking out my profile you'll be able to see the progression of my photos. i shoot almost every single day and it's paid off. i've been published now and i'm making a little cash from it all. i don't care though.. if i never put a single dime in my pocket i'd still be out every day i can enjoying these mountains. i highly recommend it for the stresses of life. it's hard to not believe in the Creator when you see how perfectly the world was created. everything has it's season, everything has a purpose, and there's an order to it all. i love watching bears hold their cubs and nurse them exactly like i've held and nursed my own babies. i love the sound of a bull elk bugling on a frosty Fall morning, and i love watching an eagle snatch a fish out of the water like it's no big deal. but, mostly i love watching the sun rise above the Smokies...landscapes are by far my favorite kind of photography and it's not unusual to see me crying like a baby while i'm watching sunrise. i never tire of it and i hope that stays true for as long as my body will carry me out the door and hold my camera up. my photography is the biggest thing i'm leaving for my kids one day and i hope i make them proud.