Strawberry Mountain Wilderness near John Day, Oregon.

Strawberry Mountains

My dog isn’t a big fan of fireworks, so every July 4th weekend we make it a point to disappear into the woods for a few days. This year brought us to Oregon’s remote Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The Strawberry Mountains are surrounded by Eastern Oregon Desert, near John Day and the highest peak, Strawberry Mountain,…

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Best Friends

Abby and Keely are the best of friends, so we decided to take them out for a summer photo shoot, matching outfits and all!

Boring Beer

It’s not every day that you get to see your own images in print, and even more rare to see them in a place like 1859 Magazine! 1859 is Oregon’s premier statewide lifestyle magazine, named after the year Oregon joined the Union. In addition to being a well-respected, award-winning publication, the folks  at 1859 really…

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Mount Defiance

At 4,959 feet, Mount Defiance is the highest peak in the Columbia River Gorge, and the hike to its summit is known as one of the most difficult hikes in the Pacific Northwest.  (In fact, one guide refers to it as “the mother of all day hikes!”).   The trail starts at an unimpressive parking lot at the Starvation…

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Sugar Skull

I recently had the opportunity to work with Sasha Stiefel, an insanely talented hair and makeup artist with Sasha Steifel Makeup Artistry to create this “sugar skull” stylized shoot. Check out the video for a taste of the fun! NOTE: Video is best viewed full screen and in HD mode (see settings at bottom right). Shoots…

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Fire and Lights

My recent trip to Bend in central Oregon proved to be a bit more interesting than I initially expected. While I was there, the Two Bulls forest fire erupted just outside of the City.  The sky became thick with smoke, turning the sun blood red and casting an eerie light across the City. But, as…

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