About the Photographer
Originally from the United Kingdom, I have resided in the USA for most of my adult life and now make northern California my home. The spectacular coastal scenery, birds and wildlife were the initial inspiration to try my hand at wildlife photography. I signed up for classes at my local community college and the rest is history.
After many years in the corporate world, in 2015 I decided to take the leap into a full time photography career and have never looked back. What began as a hobby is becoming not only an exciting way of life, but a dream come true.
My professional background also encompasses several years in Seattle, Washington in the travel and cruise line industries. Combined with a lifelong passion for wildlife and the outdoors, my love of exploring drives my to roam the globe in pursuit of nature’s wonders.
I love to teach and am currently a photography instructor at Filoli Estate in Woodside, California and "Photographer in Residence" with G Adventures, a tour company based in Toronto, Canada, where I provide lectures and guidance to guests on Arctic and Antarctic expedition tours.
In 2018, I will be joining UnCruise Adventures in Seattle, Washington as "Guest Host" on select photography theme cruises.
A proud member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), my images have been published by renowned wildlife organizations including Audubon California, The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory and The Wildlife Conservation Network.
Although my work has been exhibited and honored with accolades, my main interest lies in conservation and using my images to raise awareness and funds for those causes I feel most passionate about.
To avail of my services or license any images, please contact me directly via my CONTACT page.
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Accolades & Recognition
2017 NANPA Annual Showcase - Top 250
2016 San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Annual Click Off - Three Merit Awards
2016 NANPA Annual Showcase - Top 250
2015 San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Annual Click Off - First Place, Bird Behavior
2015 NANPA Annual Showcase - Top 100 & 250
2014 Audubon Denver's "Share the View" International Nature Photography Competition - Top 250 Highly Commended
2014 California Watchable Wildlife Photo Competition - Sept/Oct - First Place
2014 Los Altos Fine Art in the Park - Juried Favorite Photographer / Mayor's Choice Award
2013 California Watchable Wildlife Photo Competition - Nov/Dec - Honorable Mention
2013 NANPA Annual Showcase - Judge's Choice Award & Top 250
2012 San Mateo County Fair Fine Arts Galleria - First Place, Bird Photography / Best of Show, Color Photography
2012 California Watchable Wildlife Competition - Jan/Feb - Second Place
2012 Women in Focus International Exhibit - Top Ten
Galleries & Exhibits
2014 - Ameriprise Financial, San Jose, CA - "Wings & Wild Things" Solo Exhibit
2014 - Filoli, Woodside, CA - Bay Area Wildlife - A Multi-Media Exhibit
2014 - The Museum of Monterey Whalefest Exhibit & Fundraiser
2014 - The Coastal Land Trust Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA - California Raptor Exhibit
2013 - Pratt Institute Manhattan, NYC - Art of Conservation Exhibit & Fundraiser
2013 - The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA - Statewide Photography Competition
2013 - The Arts Building Gallery, Auburn, CA - California Watchable Wildlife Exhibit
2013 - Portola Art Gallery, Menlo Park, CA - Exhibiting Artist
2012 - Filoli, Woodside, CA - Nature Interpreted Exhibit
2012 - Central Library Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Women in Photography Exhibit
Trails for Richmond, Landfill Loop Trail, CA - Series of permanent exhibits
Nikon D500 AF-S
Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
Nikkor 300mm f/4 IF-ED AF-S
Nikkor 200mm - 500mm f/5.6 ED VR AF-S
Nikkor 70 - 200mm f/4 ED VR AF-S
Nikkor 24 - 120mm f/4 ED VR AF-S
AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
Nikon MC-30 Remote Cord
Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Carbon Fiber Tripod
Really Right Stuff Mc-34 Carbon Fiber Monopod
Gitzo GT2530 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR Ballhead
Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR Ballhead
Really Right Stuff MH-01 Pro: Monopod Head
Mongoose M-3.6 ~ Gimbal Tripod Head w/Integrated Low Mount Arm
Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head
NatureScapes Skimmer Ground Pod
NatureScapes SkimmerSack Beanbag
Guragear Batalae 32L Backpack
ThinkTank Streetwalker Pro Backpack Airport International™ V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag
Various filters and accessories