I am inspired by the simplicity of small animals. Photography is important to me because small animals tend to be ignored, and sometimes even forgotten about because people are naturally drawn to larger pets such as dogs or cats. My goal is to show and remind people of the emotion and love that small animals, including turtles and guinea pigs, can express through just simply looking deeply into their eyes. Using my pets as my subject matter and having a plain background creates simple, yet strong portraits. I want these photographs to express the uniqueness of small animals, along with their individual personalities. When somebody looks at my photos I want them to see the innocence and sweetness that can be seen within any small animal. I also hope for people to remember their childhood memories of the joy that was brought from a simple bond that is not commonly thought about.