Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Yesterday I got to witness a beautiful wedding. It was a day of laughter and so much love. But what touched me most were the words of faith shared by so many. It was an incredible gift for me to be a part of this day.Joel and Hedalyn got married at Faith Covenant...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Halloween Wedding

As a newspaper photographer I get to work closely with a lot of my local first responders. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for these people and actually love that my job brings me into such close contact with them. On Halloween I got to photograph Sarah...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Fire Abstractions

Years ago I saw the movie Backdraft. One line from that film has stayed with me for all these years. Robert De Niro is teaching his apprentice about the nature of fire and he says:”It’s a living thing Brian. It breathes. It eats. And it hates.”I love...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Yellowstone National Park: Day 1

For the first time as a photographer, and the first time as an adult I visited Yellowstone National Park. I’ve written about this trip for my newspaper, The Daily Inter Lake and when the story is published I’ll add that link to this blog.Update — here is...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Under a Perfect Montana Sky

Much like the growing season in Montana, the “wedding season” can be a bit short here. While there are exceptions, the favorite weekend always seems to be the first Saturday in August. I have a few weddings scheduled for November and December, but based on...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Taisha and Zachary

Taisha and Zachary got married on Saturday, September 16, on the shores of the Flathead Lake at the Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp just south of Lakeside, Montana. They were joined at their destination by hundreds of their friends and family who made the trek out see...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

O my stars…

After weeks of muted light, thick haze, and skies that are more dead-fish white rather than our normal expansive blue we got some high winds and, for a brief window, clear skies. And just like that, we were suddenly treated to stars.Last night, just when I was ready...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Total Perfection

For the total eclipse I was more than just an observer, I was a witness. I knew I would have to take that experience and turn it around into something that could be shared with the readers of the Daily Inter Lake (the paper in Kalispell, Montana for which I am the...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Seth and Gianna

Last weekend I got to photograph another love story. I never get tired of these. Maybe part of that is because my life at the newspaper is often hard stories to tell. I have to bear witness to the good and bad that happens in my community. And as a result, I...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Israel 2018

I am going to Israel.Just this statement makes me deeply happy and even a little bit proud. Since I was a little girl I have wanted to go to the Holy Land, and since becoming a photographer I have dreamed of going there to “document” it.In 2018, my dream will...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Happily ever after starts with Montana

A week ago I was in Glacier National Park with Catherine and AJ at sunset. We drove up to the Park to do a round of after the wedding portraits of just the two of them surrounded by the scenic wonder that dominates this part of the world. Their wedding was the...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Truth Beautifully Rendered

I am part of an interesting generation of photographers: one of the ones who learned on black and white film using a traditional darkroom. That was bulk-loaded rolls of T-Max and Tri-X film. Bulk-loading was grunt work and low on the totem pole, that was one of my...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Camera Gear and Loyalty

As a newspaper photographer, out in the community, I am frequently asked for advice on camera gear. I never mind the questions, but I also never know exactly how to help people.I can easily tell them all about my gear. I am a Nikon photographer (who started out with...