Give me my camera, a one-way ticket to anywhere, good food, good people, moving water, wide open spaces and a well-curated playlist and I’ll never stop smiling!
I love working with people and capturing images that highlight the love, humor and passion my clients have for one another. Whether that’s working with a bride and groom as their wedding photographer or spending an afternoon on location photographing families and kids, being behind the camera has always been my happy place.
I began my professional career in 2001 as a photojournalist with the Durango Telegraph after graduating from the University of Colorado and The Rocky Mountain School of Photography. I like to think I have an artistic eye and my ability to creatively capture the present moment is a strength and focus of my work.
I’m also a passionate traveler and outdoor enthusiast, I have kayaked the Grand Canyon, trekked through the Himalayas, mountain biked through the Desert Southwest and rock climbed in Australia. Throughout my travels I have photographed the unique people, cultures and awe-inspiring landscapes of these fascinating destinations.
If I wasn’t a photographer I’d probably be a musician, except for one small problem, I have absolutely no musical talent. Luckily, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph a multitude of venues and festivals capturing musicians such as The Decemberists, Leftover Salmon, Mason Jennings, Ozomatli, Trampled By Turtles and many more. From jazz, to alt-country, to hip hop, I never miss an opportunity to capture a live show and pretend I could actually be a musician.
My photographs have appeared in Adventure Sports Magazine, Paddler Magazine, Durango Magazine, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The Rocky Mountain Chronicle and The Durango Telegraph.
I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my two wild and crazy daughters, Ella and Riley.
An image with meaning.
I sketched my logo combining elements of the Om symbol of Buddhism with the Māori symbol matau, or hook, which was believed to bring “safe passage over water.”
Whether whitewater kayaking or just navigating life, if we can all strive to provide safe passage for our friends and family then it will have been a life well spent.