"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself."
- Annie Leibovitz
I have my Masters in Geology (focusing on volcanoes) and am exceptionally knowledgeable on the eastern Sierra Nevada as well as Mineral King, CA. When I was about 9 years old, my best friend in elementary school invited me to join her at her family's old mining cabin in Mineral King, CA called the Crowley Cabin. Being up there in that magnificent place began my journey of a great love for the outdoors, geology, and photography. And then a geology trip to New Zealand and Australia and then to the Eastern Sierra prompted me even further to be grateful for our amazing planet and to want to explore as much as I can. This beautiful Earth we live on beckons me to explore and capture its beauty. Hope you enjoy how I view the world.
I love my dog Bart, and he travels with me pretty much everywhere now. He loves being out in nature as much as I do (as you will see in some of the photos). I am also an avid rock climber.
Hope you enjoy my work!
I am a landscape, nature and adventure photographer who is available for commissions. I also immensely enjoy animal and architecture photography.I have won 10 editor's favorites on National Geographic Yourshot. I have also won numerous awards on Viewbug and Gurushots. I was a participant in the 2018 Rock and Ice Photo Camp and have a photo from the camp featured in Rock and Ice's Ascent 2019. I have also been commissioned by Mad Rock and Rocktape and have worked with numerous other companies (such as Arc'teryx). This past November 2019, my piece "The Parched Earth" was chosen by National Geographic Yourshot to be put on exhibit at Photofest in San Miguel de Allende for their assignment "A Planet in Balance."
I am always trying to improve my craft, whether it be technical expertise or artistic. There is so much to learn and to explore in this field that the possibilities are endless.
Have an upcoming project? I'd love to collaborate with you!
Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.
Date published: Sep 4, 2019 publication: National Geographic Yourshot
My photo from Pineflat Reservoir during the drought was published in National Geographic Yourshot's story "A Planet in Balance". This photo was picked along with 24 other photos to be exhibited in Photofest 2019 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (out of 13,000+ photos).
Common Climber featured and interviewed myself and my work (and one of my photos was their cover shot) for their September 2019 online magazine.
Date Published: Sep 1, 2019 Publisher: Frisco Style
Delaney Miller graciously chose my photos for the article on her and her accomplishments from her hometown publication, Frisco Times. One of my photos even made the cover shot in the magazine.
Date Published: Apr 2019 Publisher: Rock and Ice Magazine
My photo of Jon Cardwell with Michaela Kiersch spotting him on "The Green Hornet" (v4) at Dale's Camp, Payahuunadu, CA in the Article "Desert Songs" can be found on page 30.
One of the 25 finalists from "A Planet in Balance" from National Geographic Yourshot
Third Place, January 2020, Chris Sorensen Studio, Fresno, CA
February 2020, Chris Sorensen Studio, 2223 S. Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721
February 2020, Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third St., San Rafael, CA 94901