I often describe what I do as a photographer as 90% building a connection with my subjects, and the other 10% pressing the shutter. I like to spend the first 10-15 minutes of any session in relaxed conversation getting to know my clients and their state of mind, as well as any interesting ongoing events in their lives, and this informs what I will end up highlighting in the final set of images. I find that forming that initial level of trust is imperative to drawing out their most authentic selves in beautiful candids as well as some more directed shots. Whatever your comfort level is (camera shy or a full-time model), I can assure you will come away with images you can be proud of that will last a lifetime.
With a bachelor's degree in Studio Art concentrated in photography, I approach all of my shoots with a fine art perspective. Complete control and mastery of lighting techniques and a refined understanding of what it takes to get the best physical prints and digital files out of your photoshoot are included by default. I do have a fashion/editorial focus as well as photojournalistic tendencies, so you can be sure to end up with a polished, portfolio ready final product.
Awards, honors and recognition
Currently working with David Sherman for the Timberwolves organization. Studied photography abroad in Florence, Italy under Stefania Talini & Francesco Guazzelli. Mentored by established Walla Walla photographers Annelise & Nick Page. Advised by PNW fine arts legend Charly Bloomquist. Work has been featured in print installation as a finalist in the 2017 Tiny Atlas Climate Change Benefit Show in San Francisco, CA as well as in gallery exhibitions at Syracuse University and Whitman College. Winner of the youth prize for the 2019 Marcello Guasti: Tre Caribinieri photo contest in Fiesole, IT. Featured in instagram contests #theprintswap and #milleniumimages.
A fun fact about me
I also work for the Timberwolves/Lynx! I shoot vivid, timeless medium-format film photos upon request. I have a 1 year old golden retriever named Luna 🐾
Sony a7r iii, Pentax 6x7
Sony 70-200mm f4 G, 20mm f1.8 G, 85mm f1.8, Voigtländer Nokton 40mm f1.2, SMC Takumar 105mm f2.4 + 55mm f4
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