Biography

My career includes 17 years as a staff photojournalist serving with six different newspapers and 15 years as a freelance photography business owner. Based in the Kansas City area. I have a journalism degree and am expert at writing, still photography and have recently introduced video into my workflow. Presently publishing with HeartKC, my online in depth story site. I have won many awards over the year with NPPA and WPJA. Attendee of the Missouri Photo Workshop and Women in Photojournalism conferences, as well as several Flying Short Courses. I am a respectful, inclusive journalist with a strong eye for stories and how to navigate a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues. General assignment, documentary stories, sports, music, environmental portraiture, corporate and political events. Have a full equipped 24X30' studio on my property with lighting, backdrops, props and dressing room. Diversity of story subjects and their experiences are apparent throughout my career of projects as I embrace the variety that makes the world rich and interesting.

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Fashion, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Illustration, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography