I grew up in a small town, with a 'Do it All' dad and a crafty mom, so art and handicrafts became second nature.When photography was offered in high school, I immediately took to it, learning to develop my own film and create my own prints in the tiny, one man dark room of my small town art class. When the opportunity arose again in university, it pushed my abilities further and reopened my love for the medium in a more serious capacity. The transition from class to field was an exceptionally fun and challenging task, and with a strong Lethbridge photographic community, the learning process never seems to stop. I am continually driven to create better and more creative works, searching for beauty in unexpected places and attempting to capture precious moments before they slip away into the recesses of our lives.
I'm not just an artist, but a constant student of life. I love to learn new crafts and skills and never pass up an opportunity for a new experience. With a degree in anthropology, I've spent time overseas doing archaeological excavations as well as anthropological field studies. My anthropology seems to go hand in hand with my artistic nature, having produced a photographic gallery aimed at telling the story of a group of Ecuadorian women trying to establish themselves in the Fair Trade market. This gallery has been displayed at City Hall, the University of Lethbridge, and the Galt Museum, and will continue to go to new places to tell the story of these incredible women.
I have a strong interest in women's Issues and a love for bringing out the beauty in every woman. I believe that you don't have to be a supermodel to have a bright and beautiful capture of your truly unique self, and aim to help women discover the hidden potential in all of us. I started modeling to learn about lighting - something not taught in class. This has led me to work with a variety of amazing photographers, who have taught me not only about photography and its hidden secrets, but about the importance of being yourself and being unafraid in front of a camera. You have to be relaxed and comfortable, and I aim to help transition my clients and models into that space of comfort that will really let them shine through.
Photographer, Painter, Artist, Anthropologist, ProWrestler, Model, and Jack of All Trades.