I was born in a valley in Southern Oregon and became instantly dependent on the infinite surrounding mountains as a source of inspiration. I am a photographer based in the heart of Oregon -- Bend, Oregon.
I photograph weddings and portrait sessions all over the world. Though, I frequently visit and photograph in the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego & Santa Barbara Counties, Northern Arizona, and Colorado. I have the heart of a vagabond and the wildest, vivid imagination. If you trust me with creating your images, you won't regret it.
We'll make magic. I promise.
The scene at my place. No complaints. Lots of shovels and boots and Skyrim fill our holy days.
Happy Black Friday! ... because it feels satisfyingly spooky saying "happy" and "black" in the same utterance.
I love my clients way way way too much.
Finalizing this year's weddings and portraits and juggling premed school stuffs is quite the challenge. But I'm grateful for and enjoy them both so much. I'm not just saying that, either. Looking back on my wild life this week, I can't even believe my life has been my life. I feel I have lived 100 of them. For a very long time (the entire whole of my 20s and then some), I didn't stop moving -- all over this county and around the world. From the time I moved my ignorant 19 year old self to Chicago from a small town in southern Oregon, I was meeting new people, battling fears, fighting to meet my basic needs, going through a divorce, digging deeper, observing the wide variety of individuals I met, and discovering myself. The last three years, I have never been more stable and settled. I'm growing roots, raising a dog, fostering a cat, almost done with my bachelor's, one more year to completing my premed studies, cultivating an inspiring home space, traveling more locally, tutoring writing students, and growing roots. Like, roots that run deep. I miss my vagabonding days and I used to feel my worth would be less without them. But, I'm okay (really OKAY) existing in this season of staying. It feels new and different, but I am nonetheless better for them.
Anyway, back to my ever-so-lovely clients that I wouldn't have if I were still gallivanting around the world.