As with many passionate photographers, this is my form of expression. Inspired by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, I blend photojournalism with my love for the outdoors, people and exploring the world in which we live.
It all started for me when I was 10 years old. Sneaking out of the house one night with my grandmother’s 1973 Minolta SRT-303 to capture an approaching lightning storm off our front porch. It was well past my bedtime and I knew I’d get in trouble but I was too intrigued by what nature was carrying towards me to care.
Luckily things haven’t changed much since then, except I’ve since traded my dad’s Minolta SRT for a Canon DSLR and I’ve been exploring well beyond our front porch.
In the spring of 2010, I felt I needed a moment to myself. That moment carried me around the vast cultures and landscapes of the Pacific Rim for four amazing months. The still images I brought back with me were captured with hopes of stirring up some of the aromas, sensations and emotions I experienced while photographing them. You can find my favorites in the gallery titled ‘South East Asia’.
When the opportunity presented itself in the summer of 2011, I quickly jumped at the chance to join the team at Baldface Lodge, just outside of my hometown of Nelson, British Columbia, accepting a job as their resident photographer.
Born and raised on the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake, just north of Nelson, I started skiing long before I could even hold a camera. Spending almost all of the short winter weekends at our local ski hill, I even was lucky enough to play hooky from school a few days by following my parent’s “20cm+ freshy” rule.
My passion for photography has me shooting everything these days; from spectacular scenics to gorgeous portraits and the lightning fast world of ski/snowboard photography.
The last couple years have seen tremendous growth for my photography business. I’ve captured weddings from the white sand of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to the urban architecture mecca that is the city of Calgary, Alberta. I’ve traveled from the Canadian west coast and Ucluelett BC to the beaches of St Lucia in the Caribbean. I’ve had the chance to be a part of an exciting new project just outside of St Louis, Missouri and am planning more exciting adventures and work projects all around the globe for 2015!
Please take a minute to view the world as captured through my eyes…
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**Update January 2015 – I am excited to announce a new partnership with Gear Up Adventures! This winter I will be traveling to Chile for a month to explore Patagonia with my guide friend Francisco. This will be my first time out of the northern hemisphere and I can’t wait to get out and see what South America has to offer! The summer of 2015 might seem far away but with Wedding dates filling up I highly recommend dropping me an email soon if you’d like to spend that special day together!