"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 am a fine-art landscape and climbing photographer who loves to photograph the beauty of our earth that we live on and also showcase the strength and grace of climbers. My goal is to have people imagine they could walk right into my photographs and feel themselves present at that location. I want them to feel the wind in their hair or sense the absolute stillness, hear the birds chirping, to smell the pine trees, etc. For my adventure photography, I want others to be inspired that we are powerful in every way. I want to encourage others to not only explore their world but to have the desire to protect it. This world is a beautiful place and I hope that my work can provide hope amidst the chaos and destruction we see every day on the news around us.
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 (she/her) am a landscape, nature and adventure photographer who is available for commissions. 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 and Tentsile). I am now a Sierra Designs Ambassador. 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." A dream come true for me.
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.