Welcome!

Located in Sacramento, California, I am a passionate nature photographer and architect greatly inspired by the diversity of nature and the rugged terrain of the beautiful west coast as well as the incredible access we have to our national parks and wilderness areas. My aesthetic endeavors to capture exquisite light, design, and dynamics for enduring landscape images with an emphasis on wellness and the human experience.

Acutely aware of the impact that natural imagery and positive distraction can have on those in severely stressful surroundings, my passion has evolved to focus on nature photography for healthcare settings to alleviate the stress of patients, their families and caregivers, and help improve patient outcomes in clinical settings. I am deeply inspired by my late aunt, who possessed an incredible love of nature’s beauty, but also struggled with chronic illness and mobility impairment. It was through my development as a photographer and my bond with her that I realized how powerful positive imagery can be to someone with limited mobility, illness, or undergoing treatment in a stressful environment.

That realization led to a framework, a guiding principle to my photography.  I began creating images for healthcare settings, and I immersed myself in learning about evidence based design principles in nature photography, to capture images specific to healing, comfort, positive distraction, hope, and renewal.

When I found myself going through treatment for cancer, it reinforced the importance of healing imagery in healthcare environments and my conviction to produce these images for the benefit of others.  

My work is featured in hospitals, clinics, cancer centers, psychiatric facilities and elder care communities throughout California including Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health. 

As an Evidenced Based Design (EDAC) certified, and licensed architect, I have a unique understanding of the technical aspects of artwork in clinical settings, and I commit a percentage of the profits through any of my print sales toward breast cancer causes that seek to make a direct impact on patients.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my work!


In an increasingly saturated market of beautiful imagery on social media, I strive to seek out personal meaning through conveying the therapeutic, healing effects of photography with those in most need of images of nature and positive distraction. In a photographic market of diminishing value, my passion lies in creating images that convey emotion, tell an engaging story, and promote reverence for our natural world.

That is why I am collaborating with other photographers to build a movement around Slow Photography, a platform for those who share a passion for a more thoughtful approach in a way that enhances the end result, focusing on the quality of the photographic experience over quantity. For more information, please visit www.slowphotographymovement.com


Events

March and July, 2019, Sparrow Gallery (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

August 2018, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA

July 2018, California State Fair Fine Art Competition (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

November 2017, Sparrow Gallery (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA

September 2017, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

August 2017, Via Romano Vineyards (solo exhibit), Placerville, CA

July 2017, California State Fair Fine Art Competition (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

May 2017, Shine (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA

Awards

Lassen Volcanic National Park, 2020 Annual Pass Photo Contest for "Manzanita Lake Clearing Storm"

California State Fair Fine Art Competition, Award of Merit for "Moonset Over Hot Creek", Sacramento, CA, 2017

Sacramento Fine Arts Center "Visions" 2016 Juried Photography Show, Best in Category for "Main Street, Bodie State Historical Park", Carmichael, CA

California State Fair Fine Art Competition, Award of Merit for "Coyote Hunting in the Snow", Sacramento, CA, 2016

Blueline Arts Freeze Frame, A National Art Photography Competition, "Bonsai Rock Pink Sunset", Roseville, CA, 2016

Sacramento Fine Arts Center Visions 2015 Juried Photography Show, Award of Merit for "Mount Lassen at Sunset", Carmichael, CA

California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Award of Merit for "Bonsai Rock Pink Sunset", Sacramento, CA, 2015


Press

Photographing the West Podcast, December 2019

Outdoor Photographer, "Favorite Places: Bonsai Rock", May 2018

VIA Magazine, "The West's Best Waterfalls", March, 2018

SF Gate, "Moonbow Season is Coming Up at Yosemite", April 12, 2016


Other

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