Well, hello! Thanks for clicking around my site and checking things out!

ABOUT ME:  I’m fun, expressive, easily distracted, passionate, giving, creative and laid-back. I’m currently in love with all things (mid-century) modern, urban and industrial. I enjoy eating local foods, being in the company of good friends, sipping tasty beverages and spending time with family– though not necessarily in that order.

MY STYLE:  Photography is my way of preserving the world around me and I choose to do so from a fresh, honest and imaginative perspective. Others have described my work as authentic, real, raw, natural, unscripted, timeless, pure, beautiful, truthful, creative and genuine.

MY APPROACH:  I view life as series of fleeting moments. From the time I became interested in photography I’ve used my camera as a journalistic tool. I’m drawn to documentary imagery for it’s raw beauty and ability to evoke emotion, and I apply that passion to much of my work. I approach each session and commission with a respect for authenticity and work the scene much like a photojournalist, finding unique perspectives to tell the stories of those who hire me.

MY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • - BJ with emphasis in Photojournalism, University of Missouri, 2003
  • - June 2004 – Dec 2004, staff photographer intern, St. Joseph News Press
  • - Published in the Columbia Missourian, St. Joseph News Press, Inside Columbia and Columbia Home, in addition to various culinary trade magazines.

 

MY LOVES:  my husband and son-ice cream-hiking-lazy sundays-homemade tortillas-nikon-the mountains- fresh, local food-chacos-urban living-mid- century modern design-macs

Here you’ll find a tiny sampling of some of my favorite images from the past 30 years of my life. As the journal grows, I encourage you to read posts filed under the “personal” category which give you a peek into my family life on a weekly basis.