​I come from a land Downunder. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, I now live just outside of Washington D.C. with my husband and two children. Did I say I miss living by the ocean? I have lived in many different places -- that's the short story. In 2015, when my children were finally out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90, and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I fell in love and dived right in. For over 15 years my day job was development and grant-writing for non-profit organizations. I have married these two professions into Positive Light, a photography service for non-profits to help capture their clients with dignity, in a 'positive light'. I believe family lifestyle photography should be available to everyone, not just those who like to wear coordinated designer outfits and have a lot of wall space.

I currently work as Grants Manager at EveryMind, a mental health non-profit. I contract with Shoott Photography and have an average client rating 4.82 (out of 5) and make above the per-hour average relative to other Shoott photographers. I have worked for Freed Photography Studio as a portrait photographer and Bella Baby Photography at Virginia Hospital Center capturing the first hours of a baby's life. I am an approved member of the Family Photojournalist Association and the Lifestyle Photographers Association; a member of This is Reportage - Family, and Documentary Family Photographers.

I use a Nikon Z6ii and a D810 alternating between a 35mm1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 and 70-200mm.

I have a strong Australian accent. I will defer to using Australian phrases and slang. Don't be afraid to ask me "What did you say?". My husband does this all the time.

My Work

I am proud to have images published online and in print. Selected images can be seen on the web-based photo gallery exhibition “The Kids Are Alright?" juried by Melanie Carvalho (featured online at Six Feet Photography); in The Editors Gallery for "Focus on The Story"; in print for "This Detailed Life" photography magazine. I have won awards from the Family Photojournalists Association Family and the Lifestyle Photographers Association Maryland Lifestyle Photography Award. My image Family Vacation- Ski Trip was chosen to be featured in Documentary Family Photographers Worldwide inaugural exhibit 'Transforming Perspectives', and short listed for the shortlisted for a documentary photography festival about family/community - for the digital slideshow playing at the, Arles Festival France exhibit "FAMILY: (UN)EXPECTED" . My photograph (Pandemic Pantry) was chosen as a finalist in the Documentary Family Awards Spring 2021 round, in the Pandemic category.  I have a profile online at Lensculture.