Category: Documentary Projects

A Story of Devastation + Miracle in the 2017 California Wildfires

Yesterday at 11am I got a call from my brother in law, Pasquale Mastantuono inviting me to document some of the story at Safari West. Located in the hills of Santa Rosa the 400-acre private wildlife preserve was in the direct path of the destructive and deadly Tubbs Fire that swept through the area on […]

Teaching Children about Self Expression through Documentary Photography

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. They say you can learn a lot about someone by what they photograph. They also say that everyone has their own unique perspective. I couldn’t agree more. I’m a documentary photographer. I’m also a mom of three kids. I love both jobs immensely. I spend the majority of […]

How to Un-Develop Your {Bad} Creative Habits with a Project

The best way to grow your photography skills is to practice. It’s THAT simple. To hone your skills, having a constant push to see a different perspective will yield a fresh vision and will aid in preventing bad creative habits or tunnel vision. I mean, think about it, how often have you approached a familiar scene […]

“Before 8am” A Documentary Photography Project

Hannah’s photo session was part of my “Before 8am” series, a photography project I started with the goal of documenting what happens — wait for it — before 8am. I wanted to choose something that happened in everyone’s day, a time or event that every family experiences in some way. Everyone has a morning routine, […]

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