About Me

Just wanted to let you know a bit about me and how Cherished Photo Keepsakes came to be.

My passion has always been animals and art.  For as long as I can remember, animals have been my best friends and I have been drawing and creating art.  I have been lucky to be able to bring my passions together to create these special and meaningful keepsakes for you featuring your beloved best friends.

I moved to Italy from the United States in 2002.  I absolutely love it in Italy, but of course also miss America very much.  Too bad one person cannot live in two places!  I am blessed with a wonderful son and two dogs, a cat and a horse.  My second dog, Deek, is a rescue dog.  He was abandoned in the country near my significant others home and stables.  He has blossomed into a real character and has brought unadulterated joy.


I am also a professional photographer and love photographing animals and Italy.  I love to capture the nuances and details that make each subject unique.  I bring my artist eye and photo editing skills to making your special keepsake the perfect representation of your special loves.

Donations to dog and animal rescue organizations.

I make many, many donations each year to rescue organizations.  I am a firm believer in helping those who cannot help themselves and giving back to the extraordinary animals that enrich and complete our lives!  For more info about a donation to your rescue organization, please contact me.