HOW I WORK
(and what is a "fine art lifestyle photographer," anyway?!)
There are three questions I ask myself every time I create an image:
Is it authentic?
Is it heartfelt?
Is it timeless?
I am forever seeking that elusive, perfect balance of beauty and truth. Art and honesty. To that end, I take a hybrid approach to my work. When I shoot, I embrace the spontaneity and genuine emotion of a lifestyle photographer. And when I edit, I do so with a fine artist's loving attention to detail. The goal, always, is to create beautiful images that will stand the test of time.
WHO I AM
First and foremost, I'm a Montana girl.
Even if I'm not currently living there, it's a huge part of who I am. A little country, a little wild, and a whole lot of restless!
I'm 31 years young, a mother to three amazing girls, who are MY HEART. Wife of 13 years to the most wonderful man on the planet (who also happens to be my biggest fan!) My family is at the core of everything I do, and my biggest inspiration.
I've worked as a professional photographer for about 9 years, specializing in families, seniors, model portfolios, and other portrait work; I have a special love for photographing children! I also am passionate about mentoring and learning with other photographers, so that has become a big part of my life and my work. I have been published in several trade magazines over the years, including Shutter Magazine, WorkStyle Magazine, Photo Technique Magazine, and JPG Magazine.
OTHER THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
Cold clear lakes, the smell of woodsmoke, sagebrush, horses, messy hair, baby laughter. Bare feet. Big skies. Great food. Long conversations. Books, movies, music, art, stories of all kinds...
That's right. You inspire me. I know you have stories to tell, and I want to help you tell them.