My name is Mandy and I was born and raised in New Hampshire where I still live today. I've been an animal lover my entire life and have always felt a very strong connection with them. As a child I spent countless hours playing in ponds and streams looking for frogs, turtles, and snakes. I spent a lot of time at my aunt's farm in the country where I would hang out with the horses. I literally lived for going on trail rides and spending time grooming them. I'd even climb the apple tree out in the field to knock apples down for them! Horses were my first love and I absolutely love photographing them. I just wish I was into photography back then, but sadly I wasn't.
My passion for photography didn't begin until 2004 when I purchased my first DSLR camera, the Canon Rebel. With my days at my aunt's farm behind me I had to find a new hobby and had recently gotten into whale watching. It didn't take long to realize that the cheap camera that I was using wasn’t able to capture photos that I was happy with so I splurged on a "real" camera and haven’t looked back.
Up until recently when I started photographing pets, my main area of photography was nature and wildlife. I still go whale watching as often as I can and you can check out my whale photography on my other website www.whalebreath.com. Aside from whales, I thoroughly enjoy photographing the sunrise on our coast and just seascapes in general.
I am a self taught photographer and have enjoyed the process of learning and experimenting. The learning never ends though and I'm constantly trying to improve and learn more about my photography and of course the editing that follows. I hope that the passion I have for both animals and photography shines through in my photos.