April is a retired military wife and homeschooling mom of two wild boys. April is not afraid to go out and try something new, even if she fails. She’s still won because she didn’t let fear stop her. April is human; she makes mistakes; she is perfectly imperfect; she is saved by grace. Her saying this year is, “don’t feed the fears.”
April’s love for photography started in her grandmother’s kitchen with her Polaroid camera. Her grandmother made her really think about the shot before April took it and would always tell her, “you only get one shot, so make it count”. Although April went to college for black and white film after high school, her journey wasn’t straightforward, and as a young adult, photography and April went separate ways. Being a mom caused the paths to cross again, however, and April began to fall back in love with taking pictures because photography allowed April to see her kids through the lens, inspiring her in a number of new and different ways.
As with almost everything else that touches her life, April is rarely satisfied with only taking on hobbies and doing things for fun. She can’t learn just the basics of something and move on, April has to fully immerse herself and know the art form inside and out. So after the spark of photography was re-ignited, April studied and completed the photography course offered at the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP). Since then she has gone off on so many rabbit trails, April never knows what path she will take next. All of the trails she goes down have their own set of artistic challenges, some more than others. April’s life journey, and the lessons she learns along the way, are what continually draw her in. It is the not knowing what there is to see that takes April down the next trail.