Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I find comfort in the trees, clarity in the mountains and I am numb with happiness in the water. I first learned to use my camera exploring the backcountry of British Columbia, seeking the mountains quiet movements. My love of photography developed. My love of the mountains remained constant. The camera allows me to watch the rising tides of changing light, listen to the soft sounds of the wild winds, smell the seasons change and feel the rugged earth beneath my feet. It leaves me with memories imprinted both on my heart, and on paper.
However, I’m also drawn to the entirety of the human experience. So I turned the camera to explore the inner world in both myself and others. This led to expanding into portraiture and documentary and pursuing photography as a career. Whether working with a client on a marketing campaign, creating portraiture, or documenting a story, I’m committed to understanding deep desires and the need to connect. I look to create imagery that will engage the viewer and invite action within themselves.
I'm particularly interested in the grief journey. I photographed the last 19 days of my dad's life and shared our story. Connecting with people in this way allowed me to connect with so many others struggling with their own losses. So, I built a space for people to be able to do the same. I founded Grief Narratives - a community resource for people to share stories of grief and loss. I continue to create work in this space because I believe that when people are willing to engage in the grief within themselves and within each other, we’ll find comfort in the commonalities. My hope is by showcasing the way different individuals and communities do death, we’ll find healing hiding in the love we lost.
Most of all though, I'm at home in the company of authentic relationships. So, drop me a line for questions, comments, commissions, collaborations or, just to chat. I love coffee and conversation.