I feel like I’ve been walking around with a camera in my hand since the age of 7 when my parents were showing me how to us a Polaroid camera for the first time. I became instantly fascinated that you can capture and freeze any one moment in time. As I got older, I starting learning that there was much more to this thing called photography and how it can tell a story. By the time I was 15, I had my first camera and I took it everywhere with me. My dad was a surfer from Orange County CA growing up and I loved hearing all the great stories about him and his friends when they would go on surf trips or even ditch out on a few periods of school because the swell was good. This got me wanting to start capturing the beauty of waves and how much fun it is to surf with your friends and how moments feel like they can last a life time. I owe my passion for photography to my parents who not only encouraged me to follow my dreams but pushed me a long the way to help make it happen.