From sunrise to sunset Mt. Rainier never disappoints. This particular set is from a lovely August day at Mt. Rainier.
The portraits and lifestyle shots of me are taken by Cole Hilton and edited by me.
Campaign for YETI in partnership with Huck Adventures! Taken with the help of Kendall Hadley as the model at Lake Powell in Arizona.
Following a four month intensive Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing course with the Washington Alpine Club, I geared up to summit Mt. Baker.
Mt. Baker stands at 10,781 ft. above sea level surrounded by the endless peaks of the North Cascades. The climb up was one I will remember for a lifetime, soft light cascading over icy glaciers. The final push to the summit pushed me to my mental and physical limits but it was all worth it for the view and feeling of exhilaration I received at the very top.
This past year I have been lucky enough to adventure with some amazing photographers around the PNW area.
Many times I am asked to model in the scene they were shooting to bring a human aspect into the vast landscape. I learned quite quickly that simply just standing there was not what they were looking for and found that I needed to adapt my poses to the specific moment.
Lifestyle modeling has become one of my favorite types of modeling. I love the idea that others can picture themselves in my place, allowing them to feel what I was feeling.
This past year I have connected with a handful of amazing photographers around the Pacific Northwest. They have been amazing agents of growth in my understanding of photography and modeling.
When it comes to being friends with photographers many times you are asked to become the subject of the photograph. I soon found that modeling was one of my favorite ways to create. Along with the fact I get to collaborate with very talented individuals, I found I could more easily convey the emotions I was feeling.
Photographers: Marvin Boyd, Lay Renner, Torrey Merrit, Kyle Kotajarvi, Charlie Zhuang, Erik Pell, and Raj Sandhu
This past September my friend Kendall and I embarked on a Southwest Roadtrip ending on a 14,000 ft peak in Colorado. At 8 am we began our hike, heading out on the stunning Blue Lakes Trail. By 1pm we had begun the climb of the Southwest Ridge of Mt. Sneffles.
This trip marked the beginning of my freelance career. It was the first time I had embarked on an adventure knowing that this could become my full time life. It became the perfect metaphor for this new adventure: a long hard climb marked with beautiful views along the way.
Ever since I was little design has captured my imagination. I love how a space can make you feel so differently depending on how the designer decided to create it. I found that Interior Photography has easily become one of my favorite forms of photography.
I love that it presents a completely different challenge than landscape photography and allows me to convey the spirit the space is embodying. As an Interior Designer myself I find that I notice the little moments just as much as the larger overall moments and I find great joy in communicating those moments through photographs.
The first set is taken at Roost Coffee in Pullman, WA. The second at Grand Station in Seattle, WA, the third at No Bones Beach Club in Ballard and the final photo at a cafe in San Francisco.
In landscape photography many times we focus on conveying the vast grandiosity of the place. While I love those photographs I also find that it is interesting to break up the landscape into small moments.
By focusing on a small, specific portion of the landscape I find you can focus the viewers attention exactly where you want and more easily convey the feeling you were getting from the place.
I find when the photographs are as focused as these it helps to show each of our different perspectives and focus.
Campaign for Sea to Summit at in partnership with Huck Adventures. These photos were taken on an exciting adventure in Lake Powell, Arizona!
Using our paddle boards and Sea to Summit Bags we loaded up our camping gear and paddled to a small inlet on the lake to set up camp for the night.
Photos of me are taken by Kendall Hadley and edited by myself.
Project for Red Paddle in partnership with Huck Adventures.
These photos were taken at Lake Powell in Arizona on my most recent roadtrip through the Southwest with my friend Kendall Hadley.
We took our Red paddles out to explore the amazing slot canyons that run from the lake. The giant red walls and crystal clear water was an amazing departure from the pine forests of Washington.
This specific canyon led us to the beginning of an insane hike to Antelope canyon!
A birds eye view!
Using my DJI Mavic Air drone I have begun playing around with capturing the world from a completely different viewpoint. There is nothing like being able to see the world from the sky and I find great joy in exploring the same views I get to see on the ground from a new perspective.
Astro Photography is one of those types of photography I always thought was out of my grasp.
The first time I saw stars appear on my camera screen I began to tear up, it was one of those inexplicable moments that I will remember forever.