I was raised by creative parents, and art has always been a big part of our lives; but I never imagined pursuing a career in photography. I have my Bachelor of Arts in History and my Masters of Education in Secondary School Counseling. Photography started out as a small endeavor about six years ago, something I could do while also home with my young boys, to help pay my student loans. Shortly after my daughter was born, I took some time off and it ended up being a time of big transition, as I reevaluated what I wanted to offer as a photographer and how much time I could put into it, with three young kids. When I started taking client's again, I fine-tuned my focus.
As I watched my children rapidly grow, I realized the images I wanted were the ones that told our story. They remind us of the chaos, the excitement, the exhaustion, and the endless supply of love. With this realization, I began offering in-home sessions, with a documentary approach.
I've always had a love for photographs and history, and I see my photography style melding these two interests. This idea that I'm telling the story of my client's, and offering them their own tangible piece of history.
I photograph family's in all stages- engagement & weddings; maternity & birth; newborn & childhood; seniors, young & old. I’m based in Kodiak, Alaska, where I was born and raised, and also available for travel. My work has been selected to various exhibitions and published in a variety of magazines and photography blogs.
To book your session or information on a commercial license, please contact me here.