Photography has been an important part of my life since I was a kid. In fact, when I joined the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school, I signed up to be a combat photographer. Sometimes though, plans don't always go the way we want them to. I did not get to be a photographer in the Marines, but I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. If I had gotten my wish I would not have met my wonderful husband, Eddie, of 25 years and we would not have our two incredible boys, Kobe & Carson!
When I finished my tour I did the "responsible" thing and went to school to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I was an RRT for over 15 years and I loved working with all age groups from newborns to elderly. One day, while talking about a potential career change for Eddie, he called me out on not following my passion. He was right! Our kids were getting older and were becoming more self sufficient and it was time to do what I dreamed of since I was a kid.
Doing something new is always scary but with the right support and determination it's never too late for a new endeavor! I am truly living my dream and I am so grateful to my family and support system for helping to make it a reality.
I would love to opportunity to get to know you and would be honored to capture your family's memories!
Photo Credit: Karen Marquis Photography, Edited by Trayce Gregoire Photography