Growing up in Idaho, my love of the outdoors preceded my love of photography, which started as a by-product of spending so much time in my garden. I have always enjoyed the quiet, serene nature of gardening, and I love the fact that I can cultivate something beautiful from a simple seed. When I wasn’t in the garden, I was thinking about what I was going to plant next. This has been the nourishment that inspires this growing passion for photography.
Over the years, the marriage of these two passions has turned into a professional calling. I am drawn to the simplicity and imperfection of nature. It might be the texture and aromatic smell of a sage leaf or simply my love of nature – the sea, the changing seasons, leaves, flowers, snowflakes, sand dollars… These days, spending time behind the camera is where I am the happiest and most fulfilled. I have a growing appetite for learning and seeing things in a new way. And since photography provides life-long learning, my work will continue to evolve and change. I have always photographed things that make me stop, pause and think. I want my photographs to provide a sense of awe and wonder, and I hope that these images cause the viewer to pause and think, if only for a moment. This crazy, cluttered world we live in needs more moments of pause.
My images continue to reflect that which got me started in the first place – my garden. Every day I am inspired to grab a camera and shoot something rather ordinary in an extraordinary way. I hope that my work inspires others to do something that they are passionate about – be it photography, art, writing, creating jewelry, or gardening.