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CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

In 2015, I was hired to mentor another photographer, Khalilah, in Hawaii. I’d never been to Hawaii, so this was a trip of a lifetime to begin with! What I didn’t expect was for Khalilah to say something that’s stuck with me to this day… We were on a highway and approaching a tunnel through […]

Words from Oahu on How to See

At the time, I was photographing small business owners in Lombok, and I was meeting with one of the families at their home. The rain started to fall. As I looked across the way, I saw this family, spending time together on their porch. When I look at the photo, I remember the sense of […]

From Foreigner to Just Another Person: an Iconic Photo Story

My childhood summers were spent at my grandparents beach house. It’s really on a river, but we call it, The Beach House. I have many fond memories of summer at that house. I’d wake up to the sound of waves crashing and seagulls chirping… I learned to drive with my grandfather, I learned to crab, fish and even […]

Sara’s Story Sparked by Being a “Grandma’s Girl”

I’ve been fortunate to be given access into the lives of photo subjects, such as in my long-form photo project Girls…Now Women, about women I met as teens in foster care. I’ve gotten to know their children over the years. However, I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to document someone delivering a child. The first time […]

An Intimate Home Birth Photographed in Low Light

“I’m a photographer. How do I NOT have pictures of my dad? I had plenty of posed photos, but nothing that captured HIM as I know him. It was a sick feeling,” said Lora Wallenstein, participant of The Preservation Project. If you’ve ever experienced loss, you’ve feared the strong feeling of your bond weakening over time. […]

Make Your Loved One’s Story Come Alive In Grief: Lora’s Story

It was the biggest snow we’d had in 70 years, guys. SEVENTY YEARS. This is the stuff. The substance that childhood memories are made of. I can just hear her now as an adult looking back, “It was the winter of 2019, when I was seven years old…” The fact that she’ll have pictures to […]

Childhood Memories: a Snow Day Through the Eyes of an Only Child

“Have you ever had a dream come true? That shop was my dream. The Lord gave me my dream.” Those were words from one of the last conversations with Papaw. He was a husband, father of seven and a retired truck driver who dreamed of owning his own business. He started Quick Fix Tire when […]

Documenting the History + Memories Inside a Family Business

This image is special to me, because it shows a side of my daughter that isn’t often seen. We’d spent the day celebrating her birthday with some of her friends, when we ended up at the Australian Centre of Moving Images. We wandered into a stop motion exhibition, where it was dark, apart from a […]

Iconic Photo: A Not So Obvious Story

DISNEY VACATION. Just the words spark such big emotions of both good and bad things doesn’t it? You just spent a boatload of money, like actually a yacht full, on a Disney vacation. Your brain starts thinking about all the fun the kids are going to have and how you’re going to photograph your way […]

Something Rewarding to “Pack” for Your Next Grand Vacation

I’m one of those sentimental people — a hoarder of some sorts — of memories. I still have a (really tattered) shoe box of letters that I’m so grateful for, and I’m truly saddened by the loss of the tangible memory. This moment for me is huge, because as young girls, we face so many […]

Iconic Photo Series: The Fine Line Between Childhood and Teenage Years

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