Perfect lighting, perfect color, perfect equipment, perfect angles, these things are only important when accompanied by a heartfelt, and powerful expression. Fortunately, in addition to the basic techniques which I coach, I enjoy being a friendly and encouraging person to each and every person I meet. Once we are working together, it becomes my mission. From sharing jokes, to stories about Alaska, to asking about your pets and your favorite things, to offering to sing if needed (my mother was a music teacher, I have stage experience), If you’re not having a great time, that will show in the pictures. I will stand on my head to ensure you’re getting the best pictures of your life.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
While I have past experience with other photography genres, I've been especially enjoying light painting and seeing people's eyes light up when they see what is possible and that they are the star attraction in a magnificent and surreal setting.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I won my first photography award in 1989 after enrolling in a 4H program, in Port Alexander, Alaska.
A fun fact about this photographer
I was raised by a music teacher, and a marine biologist. I have been a commercial fisherman, owned a computer store, run a carpet cleaning business, and been an IT Director.