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’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 magazines and photography blogs.
To book your session or information on a commercial license, please contact me here.