I love laughter, breakfast burritos, the Buffalo River, dancing, snow, stories, This American Life, cappuccinos, every place I’ve ever lived, music, bicycles, poker, Irish cream, swimming holes, hot springs, spanish pop rock, my grandmother’s singing, rain, camping, cookies and excessive dips of hummus.
My first real taste of photography came when I was 16 years old and I traveled to rural Ecuador for 8 weeks alone for a non-profit organization, Amigos de las Americas. I brought a 35mm Pentax K1000 and 24 rolls of film, which seemed excessive at the time. I lived with a family in a rural Quichua village in the Andes of Ecuador. The Quichua people wore beautiful, bright clothing, indigenous to their culture and opened their homes and hearts to me. I developed strong relationships with people in the community and as I integrated into their daily life, they became comfortable with me and my Pentax. The photographs I took during that summer in Illagua Grande, Ecuador remain among those most meaningful to me.
I graduated from Boston University with a major in Photojournalism and a minor in Biology.
From 2004 to 2009 I worked as a photographer for The Daily Times in Farmington, New Mexico. I photographed rodeos, baseball, powwows, fires, parades, breaking news and a lot of features. Anything and everything that told a story. I was honored with several awards, including the New Mexico Associated Press Photo of the Year in 2008.
In September 2009, I married my high school sweetheart and we moved to Denver, where I started a business and began photographing weddings with a photojournalist style. In 2011, I became a staff photojournalist for YourHub, a weekly, hyper-local edition of The Denver Post and in January 2013, I became a video journalist for The Denver Post. I now tell stories through documentary films. I love my job.
In 2013 I became a mom. Parenthood is a wild, incredible adventure that I love. I now focus all my time on family and my work at the Denver Post. So, I am only photographing 1-2 weddings/year and am already booked for 2015. But, I am happy to send recommendations for other photographers. Drop me a line if you are interested in other photography services – editorial or documentary .