I also want to capture the experiences I have while being outside so that I can share them with others. I’ve always been inspired by other photographers who could make me feel like I was there in their photograph or make me feel like I very much wanted to be there. That’s something I aspire to achieve with my work. I want people to experience what I experienced when I clicked the shutter, not just visually, but to also try and give you a sense of what it was like to have been there. And of course, I want my photographs to bring joy to people that see them; either in the memory of a place, the excitement of seeing something new, or maybe seeing something in a photograph of a place they have driven by hundreds of times but never really noticed before, or maybe just seeing the sheer beauty that can exist in the world around us.
My work has appeared in several magazines including Kansas! Magazine, Farm and Ranch Living, ShutterBug, Manhattan Magazine, Kansas Travel Guides, Kansas Outdoors , The Furrow and Backpacker Magazine. My photos have also been used in calendars, book covers, textbooks, corporate reports, and corporate websites. I enjoy teaching photography classes and workshops through UFM in Manhattan, Kansas and also doing private workshops for interested individuals.