water portraits

I am so in love with shooting in the ocean. Most importantly I love connecting with other “water-lovers.” Being in the ocean is a special experience especially here on the California coast where the waves are like gold: respected, cherished and longed for. I am so excited to be able …

a much needed escape

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. ~Jacques Yves Cousteau Over the holiday break, my family set out on the S/V Pelican for Catalina Island. Having the boat in Dana Point makes it an …

the feeling of a memory

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.” ― Alfred Tennyson

threshold people

    I have spent the last 8 years photographing my children in the ocean and pool to explore their seasoning in the water. From their love of small wavelets lapping at their toes to being inside the 6′ waves in the shore break, I have watched and witnessed and …

.the ocean delights to set us free

From the series ‘Rite of Water’ When we step into the water, it is a feeling like no other. It is smooth and cool. In order for us to thrive in such an unusual environment, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable. I spent the better part of my life …

.the quiet eye

  I had a pretty big year-at least for me. It was a nice gradual process and most of the time I felt as if I was holding my busy-ness at arm’s length so as to not get overwhelmed. I have discovered that I work better at a slower pace, …