Photographer / Nature Guide
We welcome you with Aloha on a visual road trip around the island to landmark sites and hidden gems off the typical tourist path. Along the way we might meet Kama the Surfing Pig, see a local blessing or a Hawaii Five-O filming.
As professional photographers, teachers and guides we know the ideal spots getting you there at the right time so you get the perfect shot. We are committed to you having a great time capturing stunning photos. Warmest Aloha
My lifelong passion for photography began after my dad gave me a camera for my 18th birthday and I’ve been capturing life through a lens ever since. As a still photographer and documentarian, I’m passionate about going beyond the snapshot to creating a photograph that tells a good story and evokes emotion, whether it’s a portrait, landscape or detail. After traveling the world shooting commercially for non-profit organizations, federal and state agencies, and magazines my husband and I settled in Hawaii. I love turtles and sharks. As a volunteer with Malama Na Honu ( Care for the Turtle ), a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the Hawaiian green sea turtles through education, public awareness and conservation in the Spirit of Aloha, I get a chance to share my passion for wildlife. What I love most about leading tours is connecting with people from all parts of the world, and showing the most scenic spots on the island.
People ask me about my photos. All the photos on this website I shot but check out a few not shown elsewhere below.
Photographer / Nature Guide
Aloha Kakou! I have been photographing animals for over a decade. My first camera recorded by travels across the US and around the world. Having lived all over the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, and far-flung locales such as Sicily, Dubai and Japan, I have always been drawn to photographing wild and domestic animals. I am a passionate volunteer and have partnered with Warrior Canine Connection, America’s Vet Dogs, the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, and the SPCA. Close to my heart are veteran’s issues, service dogs, and the speedy adoption of homeless animals. My photography has been showcased on Good Morning America, National Geographic children’s books, and a variety of online and print publications.
I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing my love of photography and life on our island.
Born in Canada I hiked and explored the beautiful Niagara Escarpment at an early age. With a love for art I’ve worked as a commercial photographer, graphic designer and videographer.
When I live in Kansas I was addicted to chasing those midwestern storms with my camera. As soon as the emergency sirens blared I was off to capture the tornado in all of its powerful glory. Later when we move to O’ahu I found that same passion for the big waves on the North Shore. It’s an incredible experience to feel the pounding surf and watch each magnificent wave turn into different shapes and colors. The first time I saw a surfer ride this energy force I knew surfing was for me. Each winter when the surf rolls in I’m there shooting. When I’m not shooting surf I love photographing nature especially wildlife. I’m a volunteer with Malama Na Honu ( Care for the Turtle ).
Come and shoot some surf with me and check out my photos below.
For the past decade, I have focused on creating photography that helps protect our environment and threatened cultural resources, working closely with oceanographers, water scientists, archaeologists, and architectural historians on hundreds of assignments. In 2016, I was awarded the Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation for my documentary project, “Bridging Los Angeles”, a film about a historic collection of monument bridges that span the Los Angeles River. A major exhibition and book is in the works for this year.
Most recently I’ve been shooting aerial footage with a variety of drones for a documentary traveling to Bulgaria, Rome and India.
Having taught photography and post-production at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, leading photography tours allows me to assist people in exploring O’ahu and experimenting with texture and color in our breathtaking landscapes. Seeing the imagery from our guest photographers inspires me every day.