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I first met Ciriia when she arrived with Elliott to a friend’s wedding I was photographing. As I captured photos of the guests, I remember noticing the intense sweetness with which they looked at one another. As any photog would, I captured it on camera. Years later, I saw them here and there at various […]

When I connect with other creatives, one of the first topics we seem to always talk about it is workflow. It’s one of those beasts that no matter the business focus, it perpetually manages to frustrate us (and our creativity, amirite?). I’ve spent years developing and refining my process, and it’s finally, FINALLY coming together, […]

These images are from a multi-part portrait series for Seattle-based digital product studio, Substantial.  The collection is part of their effort to start doing more storytelling around their projects and their people. We shot our first of the series earlier this year, featuring environmental portraiture and details in their inspiring workspace.      

My sister Michelle is such an inspiration. She’s an incredible cellist, teacher, mom, wife, sister, and friend. She does it all while being kind, professional, and empathetic to all around her. I am so proud of her, and I am thrilled she let me capture these portraits for her so she can build out her […]

Hailey and Chris met while grocery shopping at Safeway. Yep, that’s a thing that happened. Can you even believe it? I certainly couldn’t. The fates do get into all sorts of funny things, don’t they? When we first met up at Golden Gardens on a chilly Pacific Northwest evening, I anticipated some sweet moments, after […]

Gather Seattle recently hosted a dinner gathering and panel discussion on a lovely March night in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The discussion centered around ethics in technology and digital product studio Substantial was the perfect backdrop for this meaningful conversation. The evening was curated to perfection by Gather’s founder Chloe Csadenyi-Benson and guests enjoyed a […]

A few months ago I started working on brand and content strategy for Megan Swartz Gellert, founder of Slice PR and Events. I dove into the foundation of her business and identified the pieces that set her apart from the competition. I guided and streamlined all the elements that make up her brand to make […]

Oiselle is a fierce tribe of women comprised of runners and athletes of all stripes. It’s a Seattle-based retail company with global reach and impact, and I was so lucky to get to do a lifestyle shoot with them recently. Our original plan was scrapped entirely by one of Seattle’s classic snow storms, so we […]

Samara is a new restaurant nestled in Sunset Hill, a subsection of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. It’s helmed by chef and owner Eric Anderson and centers on cooking over the fire. I recently shot a series of images for them as part of their launch, and it was so great to be up close and personal […]

I feel like I have been a part of this family’s journey since the very beginning. I first met mom, Beth at our ad agency job many moons ago. Early on we discovered that her upcoming honeymoon was at the exact time and on the precise island as my upcoming family trip. Soon after, we […]

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