I love traveling and hiking to capture the spectacular landscapes that exist across the US. Visually oriented, landscape photography provides an outlet for me to capture my love for nature while enjoying the outdoors.
I enjoy traveling and blogging with my husband, Jeff, throughout the world and especially, in the southwest United States. Although I consider myself primarily a landscape photographer, I also enjoy capturing the patterns found in the manmade beauty of buildings, cityscapes and old villages. Through a recent trip to Asia, I have began to gain confidence in my environmental portraiture and street photography.
I have been fortunate to be published by National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, the US Department of the Interior, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and local community publications (i.e., Cape Code Life Magazine, and the cover of the Metrowest Town Planner Annual Calendar with a local reach of over 100,000). I have also had the opportunity to exhibit at numerous local art shows.
Diagnosed with Celiac in 2005, my goal with Sweet Light Photos is to enable those who love travel and photography to enjoy our workshops without the stress of having to worry about what to eat.
Originally trained as a human factors engineer from Georgia Tech, when I am not on a photography adventure, I am using my talents to create online tools, websites and communities for my clients across the US via Dannay Consulting. I am also passionate about giving back to the community, and I regularly donate time and talent to support nonprofits in website development. Recently, I was invited to join the Board of Directors of WorldPix Foundation, a nonprofit created to give back to the communities in which the photos are captured. A gallery of my photography is offered on the WorldPix website for purchase to raise funds for WorldPix causes.
I hold a MS in Information Systems from Northeastern University, and a BS in Applied Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology. I am also a Project Management Professional as certified by the Project Management Institute, and a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography Professional Photographer’s program.
My father, John Sklenak, was also an avid photographer. Unfortunately, he passed away just as my passion for photography was developing. To honor him, I continue to manage his body of award winning work through Blue Heron Studios, while building my own presence with Sweet Light Photos.