published :: montana magazine :: glacier national park cabins

Last summer I shot an assignment for Montana Magazine about families who own private cabins inside the boundaries of Glacier National Park.  These homes have been in the ownership of the families for generations and are grandfathered in to remain in private ownership.  It is really remarkable to think that when many of the homes were built, people still took boats across Lake McDonald for groceries and supplies.  I'll post some outtakes from this shoot later but for now here are the pages -- you can see the full story in the current issue of the magazine.


Back in Town

Rome, Italy :: May 2012

We just got back from Italy this week and I'm trying to catch up on what I've missed while we were gone.  I'm back in my office and you can reach me by phone or email again.  It just might take me a little bit to come out of this gelato and travel induced coma.  Not a bad problem to have.


commercial photographer :: montana :: interior design

I shot some portraits recently for Tate Pastor Interiors two principal designers.  Based in Whitefish, Montana they provide creative solutions for residential and commercial clients.  They were looking for something simple that conveyed the warmth of the work they do and felt relaxed.  It's always fun to do shoots for them and this was no exception. Thanks for the fun shoot ladies!


Handmade in Montana :: Part Two

Handmade in Montana has been a great project to work on so far.  It's taken me to fun places around the state and put me in contact with people who really love what they do.  Like Andy, who works as a brewer at The Great Northern Brewing Company in Whitefish.  He loves his job, makes great beer, and was fun to shoot.  Or Melanie, who owns Camas Creek Yarn Shop in Kalispell.  Inspired to open her own store and refinish and old building downtown that is now beyond beautiful, she has started her own line of collegiate knitting patterns.  It used to be that industry in Montana mostly consisted of timber, farming, and the railroad.  Today people are creating their own ways to stay in Montana and enjoying themselves while they do it.


Handmade in Montana :: Part One

The last couple weeks I've been working on a new project focusing on handmade craft -- in food -- in clothing -- in everything across Montana.  These images are the result of a recent trip to Missoula.  The first images are of Taylor - the owner of Noteworthy in downtown Missoula.  Noteworthy offers handmade letterpress invitations and stationary.  The second set of images are of the owners of Selvedge Studio on the Hip Strip in Missoula.  The mother-daughter team own and operate this fabric store that offers patterns, fabrics, and classes in making your own clothing to the Missoula community.  More posts on this project to come soon.


miami beach view

That many birds around me would really freak me out but this lady was pretty pumped. From a trip earlier this month to Miami.


:: san francisco window :: montana editorial photographer

Window view from San Francisco in January. I loved these colors. So calm and pretty.


Montana Editorial Photographer :: Mountain Views

Logan's Pass/ Hike to Hidden Lake

View of Whitefish and Flathead Valley

Spring is coming to Montana. It's a little early this year and I'm thrilled. I am even going to to be able to go out for a run outside this afternoon which just about puts me over the edge on the happiness scale. I'm in the process of organizing some archives and so this post is a result of my "Montana Archive." You really can't beat some of the views here. Seriously. The thesis of this post is pretty much Montana is Awesome. I think it's a hard point to argue with really.


Last two of Glacier National Park


published :: western art and architecture :: shawna moore

The latest issue of Western Art and Architecture features an article on Whitefish artist Shawna Moore. I have had the privilege of shooting Shawna and her artwork over the last couple of years. I was happy to see this profile on her make it into print. Check out the latest issue.


Published :: Montana Magazine :: North Fork Road

I spent time last Summer and part of this Winter working on a story for Montana Magazine about the North Fork Road. The current issue has this story in print and I think it is a really interesting issue that goes beyond just this road. I always have a great time shooting for this publication and am glad they keep sending me on interesting assignments. Thanks guys.


Published :: Montana Magazine :: Buffalo Cafe

I shot this feature on The Buffalo Cafe last year for Montana Magazine. You can find it in the current issue on stands now. You can't go wrong with nice people, great food, and a location I can ride my bike to in the summer.


:: montana commerical editorial photographer:: napa valley beauty

In January I took a trip to California to primarily shoot this wonderful wedding. Afterwards a good friend and I drove out to Napa Valley. Saying we enjoyed ourselves is an understatement. Unseasonably warm weather plus the whole no snow thing made for a wonderful trip. One stop we made was at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. It was beautiful and the mustard flowers were in bloom. A great start to a new year full of possibilities -- and now a good reminder of how close we are to Spring here in Montana.


montana photographer :: portrait :: nick spear

Yesterday I did a shoot for friend and musician Nick Spear. I'll have a more inclusive post once he finishes the project he's working on but for now here are a couple shots for the day.