Connection + Trust = Smiles (I mean the "real" ones.)
My desire along with my oodles of experience have awarded me the opportunity to provide people with unforgettable memories. What I love most about being a photographer is having the ability to recognize the beauty that exists when people connect. If I am building a connection with my subject matter or witnessing a connection between others through my lens, when that magical energy is created there’s nothing more awesome!!!
Photography is how I share my voice with the world.
Growing up in San Diego I was either drawing on the nearest napkin during family dinner night, singing into the mirror with my favorite hairbrush or acting out scenes with Barbie and Ken…I LOVED to create! As I grew up I traveled from the fine art world and loving the works of Rembrandt and Monet to computer graphics to photo retouching. In 1997 I met my amazing photographer husband Boyd Harris who changed my life forever. He opened my eyes to a whole new world and it was there after I began using the camera as a means of expressing myself. Being the youngest of 5 meant I had no voice for a very long time, the camera finally gave me that voice that I so desperately wanted to share with the world!!!
This website is dedicated to my father, James Nations. Losing my father to Alzheimer's in 2008 was the most difficult experience of my life, but finding healing through taking photographs of others and their loved ones has been the greatest gift I could of ever received.
I recently shared my story with Being Patient, an editorially independent news site covering the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Listen to an interview I did with SD Voyager.
Also check out my Hera Hub podcast to learn a little bit more of how my journey to photography began.