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Growing up in southern Maine, a shy girl in a large family, I spent a lot of time quietly observing both the people in my family and the peacefulness of the forest that was my backyard. This silent monitoring allowed me to see the everyday beauty in people and places that I think most of us often miss. My photos try to capture that mundane beauty that surrounds us. My love for photography includes portrait work and landscapes, and quite often marries the two to create interesting scenes, depicting not only the personality and character of the subject I am shooting but also their unique environment. One of my favorite series is a group of fantasy photos that I have shot with my daughters. I make most of the costumes myself, repurposing items found in flea markets and thrift shops. The photos in this ever growing series run the gamut from m interpretation of classic fairy tales to scenes from bygone eras. Photography is my passion. It's always been what I wanted to do with my life since I was a nine year old girl sneaking off with my mother's 35mm to take photos around the neighborhood. It allows me to share with the world the amazing sights that surround each of us. The beauty that can be seen in the large and the small, the differences that can be seen within the light and shadow, from the widest of vistas to the tiniest of details. Sometimes the fantasy is your reality.