I began my career in photojournalism and have photographed everything from weddings to the slums from California to Uganda. I head several projects in the Reno area. The City Ballerina project which is an on going project capturing poetry in motion in our downtown/Midtown locations as well as capturing the homeless with a a gallery show on the horizon. Photography has always played a significant role in my life and has taught me as much about myself, as the people I have photographed; it has been my passport to document the human soul, the human experience, and I consider it an absolute privilege.
In 2001 I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a BA in Speech Communications and a minor in fine art. Years later in 2010 I enrolled in Rocky Mountain School of Photography with an emphasis in photojournalism and portraiture. Upon completion of my studies, I travelled to Kampala, Uganda to document the underprivileged as a photojournalist, following with my travels to Bosnia Herzegovina documenting the rose ceremony of the fallen from the 1990’s war. In 2013, I decided to further my career as a sole portrait and wedding photographer because I have always been drawn to creative work that evokes emotion.
I find solace in coffees, camping, illustrating in my free time, yoga and I am inspired by culture and travel. Documentary films and live music stir me. Rubbing feet in the warm sand while listening to the ocean breeze calm me. I believe in the art of exploring, creating and connecting with people along the way.
I would love to be able to photograph you in a way that evokes meaning to your soul. Reach out and if nothing else, I will treat you to the best latte Reno has to offer.