My love of movement comes from once having been a ballet dancer, and I feel that I am as much a choreographer as a photographer when I am shooting. My love of bright, beautiful color and light comes from having grown up in Los Angeles, California. I now live in the Lower East Side of NYC with my 6 1/2-year-old daughter, but it is still the blue skies, hot pink bougainvilleas, turquoise swimming pools and bright sunny days from out west that continue to inspire me. Sun and color and energy and photography and my beautiful daughter are what make me happy.