Hmm… where do I start? How about a novel?
I was born and raised in Lithuania (central Europe). My parents spent their weekends in a makeshift darkroom in our bathroom, and that is how I got into photography (also why my favorite color is dark red!). My mom and I traveled a lot while I was growing up, so there were always opportunities for photographs. I’ve been to 25 countries and I’m always daydreaming about traveling more.
I came to the US in 2000 to study music. I enjoyed it, but I kept going back to my hobby of taking pictures of all my friends, all the time. I was the official choir photographer, theater photographer, and event photographer for my college. I had a job in the public relations department where I photographed models, couples, and eventually weddings. I’ve been shooting weddings since 2003 and loving it!
In the non-photographic world, I am a slave to two kitties and a dog (my adorable black miniature schnauzer Myla – she even has her own photo album on Facebook). I have a Masters in music with a concentration in choral conducting. I am addicted to chocolate, especially Ferrero Rocher. I like round things. I don’t drink wine unless it’s a “wine product” with off-the-scale sweetness factor. I don’t watch a lot of TV – but what I do watch, I do so passionately. I love to ice skate and ski. I love everything about winter (except shoveling snow). I hate cold wind and I despise driving in the dark if it’s raining. I am a morning person. I trip and bump into things daily. My family was scattered all over the world until we all finally converged in Florida in 2012. I love a good laugh. I recently married my soul mate Mark, who confirmed my life long belief that love at first sight does exist!
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