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Pick Your Own Fruit :: Montana Commercial & Editorial Photographer
Pick Your Own Fruit :: Montana Commercial & Editorial Photographer

Last summer I spent time driving around Montana searching for the best places to pick your own fruit.  My search took me from the shores of Flathead Lake to fields of strawberries outside of Missoula.  I learned that organic orchards often use sheep to clean up fallen fruit and that picking strawberries in the early […]

Missoula Symphony Orchestra for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial & Commercial Photographer
Missoula Symphony Orchestra for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial & Commercial Photographer

At the end of last year I spent some time writing and photographing a story about the Missoula Symphony Orchestra’s 60th anniversary for Montana Magazine.  How could you not enjoy an assignment that sends you to music rehearsal and backstage during a performance?  It’s definitely been a challenge writing and photographing stories simultaneously this past year. […]

Published :: Glacier County Honey for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer
Published :: Glacier County Honey for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer

  Standing in a field so full of bees that my body was vibrating with the hum of their buzzing was a first.  So was finding out that raising bees outside Glacier National Park means that sometimes bears eat your bee hives.  Working on this story and photographing the folks at Glacier County Honey Company […]

Published :: Bridger Ridge Run for Runner’s World :: Montana Editorial Photographer
Published :: Bridger Ridge Run for Runner’s World :: Montana Editorial Photographer

    Watching the sunrise while hiking up to Sacajawea Peak outside Bozeman, Montana was   a pretty stunning way to start the day.  I’d already been up since around 4 a.m.  After grabbing clothes and picking up the writer for my story on the Bridger Ridge Run, sunrise seemed practically like lunchtime.  At the […]

Published :: James Lee Burke for Poets and Writers Magazine :: Montana Photographer
Published :: James Lee Burke for Poets and Writers Magazine :: Montana Photographer

There are some assignments that, once finished, leave you feeling better than when you started.  This assignment was one of those experiences for me.  When I got the call from Poets and Writers Magazine that I would be photographing bestselling, mystery author James Lee Burke I was more than a little nervous.  He’s a well […]

Diren Dede Shooting for Stern Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer
Diren Dede Shooting for Stern Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer

Sometimes there are stories that you cover that really stay with you.  Long after you are finished editing you still think about them.  On April 27th, German exchange student Diren Dede was shot and killed in his neighbor Markus Kaarma’s garage.  The investigation is ongoing.  I spent several days the week following his death working […]

Published :: Distilling and Brewing for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer
Published :: Distilling and Brewing for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer

Earlier this year I spent some time photographing Montgomery Distillery here in Missoula, Montana  and Bowser Brewing in Great Falls, Montana.  Ryan Montgomery and Evan Bowser are cousins who both happened to go into the alcohol industry here in Montana.  Ryan and Jenny are creating vodka, gin, and aquavit in their Missoula distillery.  Evan is […]

Published :: Country Living :: Butterfly Herbs in Missoula, Montana
Published :: Country Living :: Butterfly Herbs in Missoula, Montana

Missoula is a great town and has so many great places to discover.  I was thrilled when Country Living asked me to contribute to their online project chronicling special spots in all 50 states.  I of course had to recommend one of my favorites, Butterfly Herbs.  If you want loose tea, a gift for a […]

Published :: Lida Running Crane for Community Medical Center :: Montana Editorial Photographer
Published :: Lida Running Crane for Community Medical Center :: Montana Editorial Photographer

Earlier this year I had the chance to shoot Lida Running Crane for Community Medical Center’s in-house publication.  Lida was so nice and easy to spend an afternoon with.  She runs a program providing food for kids in need in the school system.  She fills backpacks with healthy options and recipes for families to cook […]

Kalispell Kreamery for Montana Magazine :: Montana Photographer
Kalispell Kreamery for Montana Magazine :: Montana Photographer

The last couple years I’ve started consistently covering agricultural, farm, and food stories more regularly.  From my ongoing work shooting young organic farmers to a personal project on the Serenbe community in Georgia, the nexus of food, community and agriculture has become work that pulls me back again and again.  So this past summer I […]

Winter on Seeley Lake :: Montana Photographer
Winter on Seeley Lake :: Montana Photographer

We woke up here in Missoula to softly falling snow.  It’s the most we’ve had in a bit and it makes me wonder how much more snow there is up at Seeley Lake.  A couple weeks ago we set out on a weekend adventure there with some good friends.  The snow on the frozen lake […]

February on Ice :: Montana Photographer
February on Ice :: Montana Photographer

While we were on the road in the Flathead there were mornings where the mercury read -30.  Ya’ll.  That’s just wrong.  Despite the frigid temps we took a quick self timer shot on Whitefish Lake.  In all the running around shooting for other folks we are trying to make sure we make some photographs for […]

2014 Whitefish Winter Carnival :: Montana Editorial Photographer
2014 Whitefish Winter Carnival :: Montana Editorial Photographer

This past weekend Lido and I headed north to Whitefish and I photographed one of the town’s annual events: The Whitefish Winter Carnival.  This year’s theme was Viva Las Vegas — so of course the grand marshall of the parade was Wayne Newton.  It was fun to be back in a community we called home […]

2013 Year in Review :: It’s a doozy :: Missoula, Montana Editorial and Commercial Photographer
2013 Year in Review :: It’s a doozy :: Missoula, Montana Editorial and Commercial Photographer

The end of the year is always a nice time to step back and look at what you’ve accomplished, what’s changed, and where you are going.  2013 was a year of huge changes from start to finish.  Lido and I are now in a new city and both working full time for ourselves.  This is […]

We’ve Moved! :: Montana Editorial Photographer
We’ve Moved! :: Montana Editorial Photographer

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour […]

Published :: Rick Bass for Poets and Writers
Published :: Rick Bass for Poets and Writers

Earlier this summer I got a call from Poets and Writers magazine.  They needed a portrait of author Rick Bass at his home in Yaak, Montana.  I gladly said yes looking forward to exploring another part of Montana I’d heard so much about but not yet visited.  This would be the second time I had […]

Modern Home for The New York Times :: Montana Interior Photographer
Modern Home for The New York Times :: Montana Interior Photographer

I had the opportunity to shoot this stunning home for The New York Times “What You Get For … ” section.  One of the most fun parts about shooting interiors is getting to explore the homes where other people make their lives.  I always find it so interesting to see how other people live.  This […]

Farms :: Crack in the Sidewalk
Farms :: Crack in the Sidewalk

This past April I had a chance to visit the Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet in South Atlanta.  What began as a small, personal garden has grown into a farm that is a regular participant in local farmers markets including one in East Atlanta and another in Grant Park.  The farm is located within a […]

Published :: Bernice Ende for AARP Bulletin
Published :: Bernice Ende for AARP Bulletin

  Bernice Ende is a pretty fascinating woman.  At 58, she is famous for riding long distances with her horses Spirit, Essie Pearl, and Heart as well as her dog Claire.  Ende has ridden 18,500 miles on horseback and is planning another 1000 mile short ride in the coming months.  Her retirement makes me look […]

Farms :: White Oak Pastures :: Montana Photographer
Farms :: White Oak Pastures :: Montana Photographer

White Oak Pastures is quite an operation.  Encompassing 1,000 acres of certified organic land and located in Bluffton, Georgia, the farm has a family history going back five generations.  This history and ecological commitment show in their treatment of the animals, the land, and their family.  In 1995 Will Harris III decided to work returning […]

Published :: Gunsmiths for The New York Times :: Montana Photographer
Published :: Gunsmiths for The New York Times :: Montana Photographer

  It’s always sort of amazing how long you can live somewhere and still learn new things about it.  Lido and I have called the Flathead Valley home for the last 6 years.  Besides my parent’s home I haven’t lived anywhere else that long.  It is sort of amazing really.  In that time I’ve gotten […]

Farms :: Babe and Sage
Farms :: Babe and Sage

I’ve been working for sometime on a project profiling young organic farmers.  This past April I spent some time in Georgia continuing this project and it was as rewarding as always.  I drove from Atlanta out to Gordon, Georgia and spent a day with Chelsea Losh and Bobby Jones.  They were fascinating to talk with […]

Published: Izaak Walton Inn for Montana Magazine :: Montana Photographer
Published: Izaak Walton Inn for Montana Magazine :: Montana Photographer

I had the chance last summer to spend some time in Essex, Montana photographing and working on a story about the Izaak Walton Inn for Montana Magazine.  The historic hotel was originally built to house workers maintaining roads inside the park.  Now it provides a quiet getaway for tourists between East and West Glacier.  It […]

Published :: Wheaton’s Bikes for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer
Published :: Wheaton’s Bikes for Montana Magazine :: Montana Editorial Photographer

Wheaton’s Bike Shop in Kalispell, Montana is somewhat of a community institution.  I had the chance to photograph the owner and people that make this shop a cornerstone of downtown earlier this year.  I personally really love bikes so this was an extra treat for me to just get to spend time around all the […]