My Photography Story

I started photography school right before digital photography was a thing. Shooting film has given me a great education when it comes to lighting and exposure. It is the reason for my love of black and white images. My projects in school seemed to have always centered around portraiture. Shooting my first wedding back in 2002, I realized I was using my organizational gifts along with the management and people skills that I learned by working in restaurants my whole life. I fell in love with being a part of the emotion, the family and friends and being able to tell the whole story from beginning to end.

Tom and I have always been surrounded by the most amazing people. Being so connected with family and a community has spurred on the direction for my business. I love documenting big moments, like weddings, senior portraits and even births. I am honored having people in my life who have hired me and have become family.

Matt and Marion - 8/3/2002 - film

My Philoshopy...

I am a firm believer in timeless images. At the same time I am an artist and many things will inspire me. I am led not only by my clients personalities, but also the environment I shoot in. I look forward to getting to know you, working with your ideas and inspirations. Together we can create something beautiful.

A few things that make my heart happy...

I love swimming in Lake Chelan on a hot summer's night; it's even better in a rain storm. Rearranging my furniture, deep cleaning and organizing things helps me clear my heart and my mind. I'm a tree lover. My dream is to travel the world to photograph to the most amazing ones out there. I love new roads and adventures. I love a good game night with friends and laughing till it hurts. A hot cup of coffee on a cool fall morning, especially on a sandy beach anywhere. Who am I kidding, its coffee everywhere and every time. I could live anywhere as long as there is water near by. A good pair of boots can make me feel invincible. I love traveling and meeting new people and learning about their stories. I can't wait to hear about yours!