Traditions

Traditions

Most people who know me well, have at one point or another, stumbled upon my obsession with yellow roses. They are a tradition in my family, started (as far as I know), by my parents. I wish I knew the genesis story there. That’s one of those questions I never...
Dance With My Father

Dance With My Father

Next year is going to be hard. Don’t get me wrong, this year is hard. But next year will be much more painful.This year is 19 years. It’s not really a significant number. But next year will be 20 years. Twenty years that I’ve somehow managed to live...
The Way the Light Changes

The Way the Light Changes

There is SO much light before sunrise and after sunset. Correction: there is so much magical light before sunrise and after sunset. And so many people never get to see it.I understand this. When a person is a tourist on a family vacation dealing with kids and multiple...
Confessions

Confessions

I am part of a bookclub that meets Wednesdays from noon to one and is called Wisdom Wednesdays. The gathering was instigated by Joe Coco of Coco Enterprises in Whitefish, Montana and we meet at his office. The purpose of these Wisdom Wednesdays is to gather, engage in...
Starting the New Year

Starting the New Year

Ron and Julie began a new chapter of their lives in alignment with the new year. They began by planning a larger wedding and with just only 8 days before the ceremony they drastically changed plans and decided to keep their wedding as a small family affair to be...
Yuletide Affair XVI

Yuletide Affair XVI

Photographs from the amazing production of Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Company in Whitefish, Montana. All three shows sold out the Whitefish Performing Arts Center. The show was conceived and directed by Betsi Morrison. Lighting was arranged by Rachel...
Noble Dance

Noble Dance

This year the dancers at Noble Dance were joined by former Noble Dance student Abby Cockrell, currently a member of the Northern Ballet in Leeds, England, and by her fellow dancer Gavin McCaig, also with the Northern Ballet. Cockrell and McCaig danced the parts of the...
Semper Fi

Semper Fi

I am the daughter of a United States Marine. I am a photographer with 20 years worth of capturing moments. For all these years I have dreamed of the day I would have the opportunity to photograph a Marine in his dress blues uniform at his wedding. This weekend, I...
OperaLesque II

OperaLesque II

Photographing anything related to “burlesque” is new ground for me. And it really is a gift to be shoved out of one’s comfort zone. For three nights I had the privilege of photographing some amazing artists at the Alpine Theatre Project. That...
The Storm is Passing Over

The Storm is Passing Over

When I lived in Washington D.C. I remember hearing a youth gospel choir sing a beautifully haunting song that has stayed with me all these years. A few weeks ago I came home to find this incredible storm directly above my home. And, of course, I had to photograph it....
A wedding with too much perfection…

A wedding with too much perfection…

More than a year ago a friend of one of my beloved friends contacted me about photographing her wedding. In the year and a half that has passed since that initial conversation Brittany has become one of my friends. One that I am grateful for.Yesterday, I got to watch...
Paris, Je T’aime

Paris, Je T’aime

Like so many people around the world, I was shocked by the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Fifteen years ago to the day, I was in that holy place. And one of the most poignant things I have found as I search the available news was a headline that read: the...
Oh Happy Day…

Oh Happy Day…

Years ago I became friends with Brittney Brewer. I can’t even remember exactly where we met, I think it was through swing dancing. Since then, she has moved away to Bozeman, gone to college, and through it all, we have remained friends. In the interim, I have...