Photography. It’s my life. It’s my passion. It’s my voice. Whether I’m photographing a wild animal, a spectacular sunset, a panoramic landscape or a person’s life event, I am in my element. Behind my camera my senses come into sharp focus. The clarity of my subject in the moment is all there is.
I was fortunate to be born and raised in Canmore, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies where the wilderness was my playground. My grad present was a little video camera. I spent countless hours filming the outdoor antics and adventures of my friends. From there I have moved up to my Nikons. I am a self-taught photographer. After 15 years of experience I am still a student of the art, always striving to try new techniques and ways of capturing that perfect shot.
My passion began with photographing wild animals. They are so alert, aware and always sensing what’s going on around them. Spending so much time in the wilderness has me turning my lens towards some of the breathtaking landscapes I find myself in. How do you capture the serenity, stillness and synchronicity of nature, or the raw power of water cascading over rocks?
Photographing the night sky and aurora brings with it the awe of how grand our universe is. I feel so insignificant when I see the clarity of the Milky Way without the light pollution of urban centres diminishing its vastness.
My photography journey continues to evolve. I’m excited to photograph people during many different life events whether it’s maternity photos, an engagement, family photos, weddings, or something more personal. I enjoy connecting with people and capturing these special moments in their lives.
I enjoy scouting out new locations and experimenting with ways to capture the personalities of the people I am photographing. I love the vast amount of natural beauty and wilderness that surrounds us here in Canada. I love adventure and challenges. It’s fun to take couples somewhere amazingly romantic to capture the essence of who they are as a couple. My goal is to have fun while creating photographs that my clients will treasure forever.
It is also my desire to use my expertise and professionalism to assist businesses and tourism in showcasing their offerings in the best light possible.
I have now made Vernon BC my home base in the beautiful Okanagan, and love to spend time traveling through my beloved Canadian Rockies or the West-Kootenays where family lives.
I live for the days when I can get “out there” with camera in hand, to bring the emotional aspect of an image into vivid focus.
Canadian Geographic Magazine Best Wildlife Photography 2014 - Canadian Geographic Magazine Collector’s Edition Best Wildlife Pictures 2012 - The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment Website - 24hrs Vancouver Website - The Huffington Post Canada Online Newspaper - The Vancouver Sun Newspaper, Vancouver BC - Revelstoke Times Newspaper, Revelstoke BC - Canmore Leader Newspaper, Canmore AB - Banff Craig & Canyon Newspaper, Banff AB - The Bow Valley Craig & Canyon Newspaper, AB - Nelson Star Newspaper, Nelson, BC - Valley Voice Newspaper, New Denver BC - Global News, Canada - CBC News, Canada - The Daily Courier, Kelowna BC - Morning Star Newspaper, Vernon BC - Castanet News, Vernon BC - Rocky Mountain Outlook, Bow Valley AB - The Fitzhugh Newspaper, Jasper AB
Alberta Proud Real Estate Photo Contest 2018, 1st Place - Canadian Geographic Photo Club, Photo of the week, July 2015 - BC SPCA Wildlife In Focus Photography Contest 2013, Wild Settings Category, 3rd Place - National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Nature - Week 12, Editors Favourite
2017 Kootenay Mountain Film Festival - 2014 Kootenay Mountain Film Festival - 2013 Kootenay Mountain Film Festival - 2012 Kootenay Mountain Film Festival - Co-hosted photography workshop with Jim Lawrence in New Denver BC - Sufferfest Mountain Bike Race West Kootenays, event/sports photographer - Vernon Synchronized Figure Staking Team, event/sports photographer - BX Swan Lake Fire Department, event photographer - Slocan Valley Legacy Fund, British Columbia.