Natural History Museum of Utah Commission
WEAVING A REVOLUTION
Commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Utah in spring of 2012 to document the weaving techniques of the Navajo Basket Weavers in South-Eastern Utah. These incredible Navajo artists started an Artist Revolution in the Monument Valley region.
Commercial Photography with a Documentary Approach
Commercial photography with a documentary approach for Matsuda Acupuncture, where treatment of individuals involves using a holistic approach that helps the body simultaneously heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Featured Documentary Family Session
THE WHELAN’S BACKYARD
Documenting Families just being families. It’s messy and imperfect, but always so simply beautiful. The Whelan’s are some of the most incredible people, and I love being able to document their family each year. A fresh haircut, cooking pizza on the BBQ, a few drinks, dip in the hot-tub, lawn games, uncle and grandparents. The perfect summer evening.
Generations of Memories Documented Before Demolition
THE RUSHTON FAMILY TOMATO FARM
The Rushton family has lived on this land for generations. Their homes were demolished in order to expand the road. I was asked to come document their memories here before it was gone. We wandered the property, hearing old stories about the rock used to build the fireplace, the cabinets in the kitchen, the oven, how the piano saved the home from the fire in the front room, playing in the orchard, and tomato sales every summer.
MOTHERS WHO RIDE
“A desire to do something that was mine alone, with no kids pulling at me, climbing on me, grabbing for me, yelling for me, kissing me, caressing me, clinging to me, and a time to not be the nurturer, for just a moment. The smells, the light and shadows, the temperature changes. You are connected to it all, you are part of it… it is a reclaiming of self, and a soul lifting experience.”
A Family Adventure Session
BOATING WITH THE CAVINS
Documenting a family adventure, boating on Utah Lake, with the entire Cavin Family. Packing coolers full of sandwiches, loading up the boat, resting in the shade, and cooling off in the water.
A DAY WITH THE WAKEFIELDS
A day in the life of the Wakefield Family. Lauriann and Perry asked me to come document some of their family’s daily activities with two of the sweetest energetic boys, Scottie and Jack. Garden City offers a slow artists life in the winter and spring, and she wanted some storytelling images created before the busy tourist season arrived in Bear Lake, Utah.