I have always loved to cook for friends and family. I've never been one who follows recipes, rather, I enjoy the pursuit of new and exciting techniques in the kitchen and like to utilize what's fresh and available at local farmer's markets. I began photographing my own creations for my wife's blog lipstickandleopardprint.com several years ago and fell in love with the art of styling, plating and photographing delicious looking and tasting food. I have a BFA in Painting & Drawing from CSULB and enjoy creating in the kitchen just as much as I do on canvas. Currently, I write recipes, style and shoot food/cocktails and love every minute of it.