Maile LaPenna - RFVphoto

I've been a photographer since I got my first camera when I was 13. I worked all summer building trails for an Outdoor Space Program for my canon AE-1. It was totally worth it.

I love panoramic images and spend days driving around the southwest looking for bad weather and great vistas. 

Having two kids of my own I fell in love with photographing children. The annual Mother's day issue of the Sopris Sun is one of my favorite events to shoot. I love the challenge of working to coax a smile or a heartfelt moment from the most recalcitrant baby. 

In addition to that I love helping out my local Carbondale Arts organization and my local radio station KDNK. When I'm not there you can find me in my studio working on new techniques, travelling to visit my kids, or on my way to a photo conference in another state.