For online magazine, Cherry Picked Design, my wardrobe stylist and I were tasked with creating a disco themed editorial fashion shoot for the budget conscious fashionista.  The editor felt strongly that we only sourced clothing that was affordable and easy to find in Anytown, USA – or at the very least to order.  We decided Forever 21 would be the most viable player – given our parameters.  My lovely hair and make-up team in Alaska did an amazing job.  Would you believe it’s the model’s first photo-shoot?  We didn’t either.

Tomboy X, Tomboys Making Clothes For Tomboys

Tomboy X

Tomboys Making Clothes For Tomboys

TomboyX is a maverick in the clothing industry.  Founded here in Seattle, these kick-ass ladies are making clothes for tomboys across the country.  Their TomboyX Collection is all made locally in Seattle, and their curated collection features designs and accessories from other upstart designers who care about quality, comfort, and their communities.

TomboyX hired me to photograph several lifestyle shoots, featuring not only their collection, but their amazing brand ambassador, Catie Curtis.  I also photographed TomboyX Swag (hats and tees) that has been seen in Curved magazine, as well as other local media outlets.

In addition to the lifestyle shots, I designed and implemented the launch of their website and created specifications for display of product images, galleries, etc.

Here’s a sampling of some of the work we created this year!

TomboyX Collection

TomboyX Swag

AK Rhythm Magazine, Elavanna Designs Steampunk Jewelry

Elavanna Designs Steampunk Jewelry

Feature for ARTic in AK Rhythm Magazine

Elavanna is a steampunk jewelry line by talented Alaskan designer, Carissa Pearce.  I had the good fortune of interviewing Carissa and arranging an editorial shoot for her company, Elavanna for my column ARTic, in AK Rhythm Magazine.

ARTic was a bi-monthly column celebrating art and talent in Alaska.  I got to select from AK’s talent pool, then photograph and feature these artists in a gorgeous photography based magazine.  Editor Christopher Michael worked tirelessly to put together an image rich publication on a shoestring budget, pulling miracles out of his hat each month.  It was a ton of fun to be part of such a great group of people.


Reggie Watts from Comedy Bang Bang

Reggie Watts of Comedy  Bang Bang, Former Maktub Front Man

Reggie Watts was a Seattle staple as front-man to popular band Maktub long before the rest of the world fell in love with his comedic musical genius on Comedy Bang Bang.  When Reggie decided to make a break from Maktub to pursue his solo efforts, I got to catch up with him on tour in LA for some intimate portraits.

Dancer Magazine, The Lombard Twins

The Lombard Twins, Teaching Tap On Their Own Terms

Dancer Magazine was a great dance magazine based out of NYC.  In their inception, they relied on donated photography and stock photography to create most of their layouts.  When the magazine hired a new editor, Joseph Cote, he raised the bar for photography (and the budget).  I was honored to be their first photographer for their in house feature of the talented Lombard Twins.