I discovered photography while in my teens and it has become a lifelong passion for me. I teach it as a business and in my spare time I combine my love of photography with my love of travel.
My shooting interests change like the seasons of a calendar but the one common thread you will find within all of this is I prefer to capture images of people.
Having the opportunity to travel to many beautiful places throughout the world, I learned to love the culture and people of the city or country I was in. Seattle is my hometown, and I am a multi generation Seattleite. I am always amazed by what the city had to offer visitors, and I saw a need to combine a love of photography with travel. This love of travel combines with my other passion for photography has helped create one of the premier tour company's in Seattle, Shutter Tours.
Awards & Nominations:
My personal photography has taken me into many directions including Photo District News Magazine as a winner in the Pro Division of PDN's World in Focus Travel Contest in 2008. Grand Prize winner in 2009 Wells Fargo/Wachovia photo contest. I have also written for Pilot Guides, a travel site better known for their Globetrekker TV series.
A featured photographer on MyFox networks, 1-hour special produced by Bennett Productions and Ujena TV. Numerous interviews include the Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal, Washington Examiner and television appearances on QFOX13 and Seattle's premier local show, "Evening Magazine."
I am a judge for the Seattle University International Photography competition as well as a former judge for the National Scholastic Photography competition.