When I was 11, my dad gave me his dads Konica 35mm with full lens support and filters. I was blown away. I knew that I had found my outlet during some pretty dark times of my life. Instead of running away from the light, I wanted to capture it. Make something from it. I started to develop my own film when I was 14, and on my 15th birthday, I was gifted my first DSLR. I was approached for my first paid gig the same year, and the rest is history.
In all honesty, I don't have a favorite type of photo shoot or photo shoot I enjoy the most. Every shoot is a challenge and exciting. I get super amped for every type of shoot. If I did have to pick one though, I think my favorite type of shoot is landscape photography. I enjoy very much taking photos of clouds and light, and it makes for a challenge to read the weather just right!
One of my favorite spots in Portland to photograph is atop the OHSU tram. Its the perfect vantage point to see Mt. Hood & Mt. St. Helens.See Portfolio & Book
Growing up my father was a professional photographer, hence I was constantly in front of his lens. When he gave me my first camera at a young age, I finally understood what drew him to stand behind the camera and capture the world around him. After receiving my first camera in grade school it became a part of everything I did. It was only natural that I weave my passion for photography into my career.
I love photographing youth events such as summer camps, classes and outdoor activities. Events like these are so great to be a part of from behind the camera because it captures a moment in time that they can look back on and have hundreds of stories that go with it. Itâ€™s worth every click of the shutter when I get to help be a part of something bigger for these kids.
Anywhere there are stories to capture. I love the Portland Saturday Market where there are street performers, vendors and bustling activity to shoot. I also love being out in the woods for portraits.See Portfolio & Book
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
We have a ball coming up and would like to get pictures of the crowd
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