My Professional Story:
I am a Pacific Northwest girl who is a family and children's storytelling photographer, a cultural photographer, and a part-time travel writer. I have been photographing everyday life and the human spirit for approximately ten years. My photography style documents candid, unscripted moments in your home. I have a keen ability to capture people in a relaxed and unposed state, contributing to the documentation of human nature in its purest form. My photo-editing process is minimal, as I want to keep the integrity of the moments I am documenting.
My Personal Story:
I am the mother of three food-dependent sons. My oldest son lives in Bend, Oregon; my middle son will be graduating in 2017, and has just discovered choir; and my youngest son is obsessed with track and field.
I am married to my best friend -- most days -- and we will be celebrating twenty-five years in November. We own two dogs named after food, and we want to live in a tiny home after my youngest son graduates from high school. I have started the process of planting seeds in convincing my husband we need to buy a very small home in Ireland someday, and split our time between Europe and the US. I'll let you know how that goes in five years.
Aside from my gardening, photography, writing and activism; I fill my days with hiking, watching Sherlock Holmes on Netflix, walking the countryside (I'm a fan of small towns.), girlfriend adventures, marking off restaurants from my Portland food list, reading nonfiction, and researching places to travel. I have traveled to many areas of the world when U2 cassette tapes were all the rage, Kodak click-boxes captured images, and cell phones did not exist. With that being said, I don't claim bragging rights of the good ole days, because I like my modern conveniences found in Google Maps, the music of Ed Sheeran, and a camera that does not lie about my images displayed on a mini screen.
I am very personable and would love to hear from you. Please contact me with any possibilities of future press trips, if you want advice about travel media, or just to meet me as a future friend in photography and writing.
I'm looking forward to working with you,