Photography has also been more than a hobby to me. There was never a single moment in time, a picture that I saw or the first time that I held a camera that made me decide I wanted to pursue a career in photography, it's simply been something that I have always loved. Ever since I was little I have loved finding the beauty in things. I see beauty of some sort in everything, whether its the sparkle in someone's eyes, or a breathtaking view from the top of a mountain. Photography for me has been a way to capture that beauty and to share the stories that go along with it.
I got my true start in photography as a photojournalist at the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, the local newspaper in my hometown. I have always gravitated towards the photojournalistic style, and working for a newspaper helped me to develop my style. I feel there is something special and valuable in being able to freeze a genuine moment in time, and I strive to avoid awkward posing whenever possible. While working at the Journal, I knew I wanted to continue in a career in photography and so I went on to get my bachelors degree in Fine Art and Photography from the University of Minnesota Duluth, while working as a second shooter for Mosaic Photography in the summer. After graduating from the U of M, I moved to Seattle, where I worked for both Duclos Studios II and Studio 517, as well as a photography intern at PAWS Wildlife Center and PAWS Cat City. I started my own business in 2014.
Outside of photography, I love traveling, hiking, climbing, paddling, camping and all things outdoors. I'm always looking for an excuse to head to the mountains or to take a trip somewhere. Last year I married my best friend and love of my life, Matt, and we recently purchased our first home in Tacoma, WA, where we live with our (my) spoiled cat Lilly.