A little bit about me - the part of the first day of school everyone dreads! I am the child of parents who divorced at a young age and lived 2,000 miles apart - which makes me in the unique position to be both a proud Midwesterner and Westerner. I was born in Michigan, but moved to Cascade, Idaho as a small child, and switched back and forth between parents, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools my entire life, before graduating from the University of Montana.
My love of photography started at the same time as my love of traveling: in elementary school. I brought my point and shoot camera to school with me, photographing my friends in our classroom and on the playground. When I was old enough to wander away from home unattended, my subjects became the barns and livestock down the road. I spent hours in fields waiting for the perfect light, taking in the smells, chatting with the cows, often with my nose in a book.
After my daughter was born, my love of photography grew exponentially. She wasn't my first human subject, but she became my constant muse (and victim). We started hiking when Ria was three weeks old, snowmobiled 60 miles round trip when she was six weeks old, and we haven't stopped since. I carried her 300+ miles before she was ready to conquer the trails herself and we take every opportunity to cover more ground. In the summer of 2018, we added Pepper, our loyal-to-a-fault blue heeler, who guards and herds us on our daily adventures. Our little trio has a deep drive to go-go-go, even when we have no destination in mind. I call them my exercise plan! It was with the addition of this family that I grew to understand how much I was capable of - and how much was out there for us to see! So I followed my heart and my lens to a full time career in photography.
I have a deep respect for hard working, blue collar Americans. I am intoxicated by the scent of old books and a hound dog's coat. I'm awestruck by wide open spaces and drawn to conquering huge mountain peaks and inspired by people who are vulnerable enough to tell me their stories.
I spend my days behind my camera, working to show the beauty in every second of our normal days, in the moments and places we will truly remember forever. I am in it for the adventure, for the ride, for the opportunity to meet you, learn from you, and work for you, documenting every step of the way.
I love to travel and wherever you are, I want to visit! No location is too far - email, message, text, CALL ME, or send a carrier pigeon - just know that no matter how we get in touch, I'm going to be thrilled to speak to you.