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How Incredibly Fortunate I Am

  For a year now, I have been experiencing extreme discomfort. A correct medical diagnosis took many months, and resulted in a challenging and delicate surgery. As I reflect on this past year, I do so from a space and place that remains painful and frightening. How I feel right now could indeed be my …

Capturing Life Through A New Lens

    I began taking photos when I stumbled across an old 35 mm camera in a closet. It happened to be at a time in my life that I was experiencing much change—many endings—without a clear sense of how to begin again. Amid the chaos of relocating, leaving my community, changing jobs, renovating a …

Such a Delicate Balance

  Whenever I am lucky enough to travel, I love to explore the topography that surrounds me: the unique trees and plants, the different species of birds and other wildlife, and the teeming ecosystems found in the nearest bodies of water—be they fresh or salt. Such a delicate balance. Such incredible diversity. Yet I also …

New Year, New Perspective

  The first day of 2017 was cold, with a bitter north wind coming off of the lake. All I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and stay in my warm bed. Instead, I forced myself to get up and out for a First Day Hike and bird walk with people …

Pausing To Simply Be

  It is so difficult, especially during the chaos surrounding the holidays, to find time to be still—to just be.   During one of the most difficult years of my life, filled with change and loss and grief, I have turned to nature photography as a means of constructively coping with the chaos that often …

Discovering a Love of Photography

    I have only recently discovered a love of photography. During a particularly difficult time in my life, one in which my entire world seemed to be turned on its head and I was left scrambling to regain my footing, I grabbed an old 35mm camera that I had never learned to use, and …