Growing up in Manhattan, KS, my father was a photography hobbyist and I was his helper in the darkroom. I was fascinated with it all from an early age.
After having gone into the corporate world to work as a young adult, I soon realized I needed to follow my heart and get back to photography. A honeymoon in Africa sealed the deal. With new camera and lenses in hand, I took the leap of faith and started my own business. That was in 2000. I knew if I could make it work, I would be a "happy chick" -- and I AM!! That's when Happy Chick Photography was born and I've never looked back.