I grew up in the misty redwood forests of northern California and I think the green, dew-covered environs of my childhood had a permanent effect on my work and the way I see this beautiful planet; for as long as I can remember I've been drawn to natural places.
Photography has always had a place in my life. It is my art. It is something I love to do alone, and something I love to do for other people. It can be magic, I think, to memorialize moments in time with people we love or in places we hope not to forget.
I first found myself in a darkroom when I was 19, and I remember feeling terrified by the innumerable variables. If a photo turned out well, would I know why? Despite being completely daunted, it was in that darkroom that I got hooked; I have never been one to shy away from a challenge.
Now, many years later, I'd describe myself as a photographer of travel, landscapes, and love. I'm an avid runner and hiker and explorer and, more often than not, I toss my camera into my bag when I set out on a new trail or board a flight for a remote foreign land. When it comes to portraits and people, while I'm not into poses or perfectly coordinated outfits, I do love love—and I love to capture beautiful images of it in beautiful places. My style is a journalistic one and I always encourage couples and families to play and laugh and joke and run—to be themselves, so that I can do my best to capture their smiles and their spirits.
Sessions from $200.
I shoot portraits, engagements, families, anniversaries, and creative work, and I am always open to a new and interesting challenge.