I remember the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” We all hear it over and over again…but I never had an answer and it felt more like unnecessary pressure, rather than the freedom to dream. I knew I wanted to do good and contribute to the “important” but I never […]

I make these pictures for them and for me. So what do my children see in the work? I asked if they would sit with me…to make this a collaborative curation and feed my curiosity. We went through the motions and memories together. Four chairs side by side, a year of photographs before us and […]

2017 ¬†brought a lot of changes, both personally and for my business. I’m nearing the end of another 365 project and plan to continue shooting daily through 2018. This was the first year that I took on multiple births and spent much of the summer on call for families who welcomed new life into the […]

We already have an abundance….our well is deep, providing endless clean water and our house is sturdy and warm. We have nourishing food and the resources to prepare three meals a day. There are clothes on our backs and shoes on our feet, we’re never in need of transportation. Beauty surrounds us…ferns sprout from every […]

we walk the trail lined with devil’s club and ferns and changing leaves that never end. a magnificent canopy of green shades our path and mushrooms sprout from of every log. this is fall in watershed park. You can follow through the blog circle to see other freelensing adventures from artist’s around the globe. The […]

brisk wind blows and fiery leaves fall. the whoosh of golden locks veil a wide stretched smile but that bliss of life can’t be covered. my splendid little one, you’re a gleaming light on the dimmest day. Olympia WA, Family Photographer    

Courtney and Nicholas met in seventh grade and from that moment on, he unceasingly pursued her. One day he left his basketball with her…that clever idea where you create a reason to see your crush again. Soon after, she fell for him too. Toward the middle of her pregnancy he was deployed and they said […]

Last year’s seeds grew into this year’s jungle. Red, orange, yellow, green and indigo hanging from the vines. Once delicate, we watched our footing but now they stretch taller than us…a reminder once again of nature’s magic. I never grow tired of watching this full circle, from seed to vine, to flower, to fruit…back to […]

June, July and August. We took these warm, dry months as an invitation to completely unplug from the distraction of a screen and focus energy on play. Movies and games have never taken center stage in our lives, but a complete separation from them led to more independence and creativity. I couldn’t step away completely […]

Washington holds the perfect combination of water and woods. Magical trails dripping in moss, salty ocean shores right at the evergreen tree line, waterfalls, lakes, mountains and turquoise rivers. This month I freelensed much of our camping trip to Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It encompasses over one million acres of wilderness and we claimed a […]