Having lived on the West Coast all my life, I made the move from Vancouver to Victoria in 2004 to pursue my love of fine food and expressive portraiture. A commercial food and lifestyle photographer, my joy is found in capturing the heart of the person (or the artichoke) with creative passion.
A visual artist from an early age, I have been taking photographs almost all my life. I have also had a strong love for beautiful food, and all things culinary. Eventually, those two things collided into a joyful career.
I have had the great pleasure of growing up on the west coast of Canada, both in the suburbs of Vancouver and in most recent years, on Vancouver Island. From a professional standpoint, I started out as a portrait and wedding photographer, but that soon morphed into a food and lifestyle specialty (a natural progression) and I have been cooking, baking, styling and shooting professionally since 2007. I’ve never looked back.
This beautiful combination of food and photos has provided some amazing opportunities. I have written and photographed my own column for Homes and Living Magazine,
have shot the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook for Random House New York, have worked on set with the folks from The Food Network Canada and have written my own cookbook, First, We Brunch, highlighting recipes and stories from Victoria BC’s incredibly robust brunch culture. Currently, I am the editor-at-large for Vancouver Island’s EAT Magazine.
I have stood in many kitchens, have gotten to know some amazing owners, restaurateurs, chefs and business people. I’ve cheered them on in victory and commiserated with them with the inevitable challenges that come with this industry. I am a lucky girl to do what I do and to be part of such a wonderful community.
My work can be found in many print publications throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as on a number of local restaurant and pub websites around Victoria.