CLASSIC & MODERN.
I make portraits that will stand the test of time and feel fresh in this moment. Legacy images.
I believe every woman should have the opportunity in her adult life to be seen as herself – spirited and authentic. I specialize in beauty portraits and brand storytelling that captures that essence.
I am a photographic artist minus the pretense. I provide empowering modern portraits of everyday women of all shapes and sizes. My portrait sessions are relaxed and organic, emphasizing your favorite features in a way that brings out your natural beauty. Through the years I have cycled through photography genres, and I am now known for my beauty, boudoir, and branding studio portrait images in Portland Oregon. I photograph brilliant people being fancy!
I found inspiration for doing modern women’s portrait work from an unlikely source: a photo of my grandmother. Now 70 years old, this elegant black and white image not only shows off my grandmother’s personality, it makes her look like an understated movie star. The clothing and makeup, so tastefully applied, give the image a timelessness that make it difficult to date – was it taken a few weeks ago? Twenty years ago?
In a time of endless digital imagery, that singular printed portrait of my grandmother was proudly displayed on the living room wall. She was a woman whose life was truly filled with adventure and beauty and it became iconic. Incredibly, in a household full of original art and treasures, that portrait of her was the prized possession that every one of her daughters and granddaughters wanted to remember her by when she had moved beyond earth.
I wish for every woman to have a portrait she will hang on the wall with pride. An image that her family considers an icon of a powerful and unique person. A symbol of a life well considered and boldy grasped.
I am a photographer who identifies as an awkward badass. I am not afraid to challenge my clients to step out of their comfort zone, but also strive to make the photography studio a safe place where you can be yourself. Authenticity and spirit are keystone concepts and I filter everything I do through these ideas. I have been a photographer for 15 years, cycling through genres before coming to center on my heart's work which is providing the best photos you have seen of yourself. "I photograph brilliant people being fancy" has been my tongue-in-cheek bio statement for awhile, and I love to photograph artists, musicians, writers, and small business owners. Creatives in all forms.