"All of us can find peace, even in the chaos of our own lives, if we can find that one thing that we care so much about, that it helps us breathe more deeply. And for me, it's taking pictures." - Ann Curry
My sister left last week to go to New Hampshire for 5 weeks for a summer program. Before that, we spent a couple days together in Oregon and these are two of my favorite shots of her from our time together. Love her!
P.S. To read more about our Portland trip, click HERE.
Lucky to be able to capture little sister’s basketball photos this year. Basketball season is such a highlight on the Rez so we thought it’d be cool to pay homage to where we come from by taking photos in our hometown’s canyon. Loving the way they came out - and my baby sis is such a great model, so purrrrty!
I really love sheep. Shínálí asdzą́ą́ (my paternal grandma) had a big herd and I was always amazed at the way they’d take care of one another. In the summer she’d spend the day herding and shearing the sheep. In return, she’d get bags full of wool for spinning and carding to make beautiful new rugs and dresses for the winter. Food was plentiful and celebrations were never without mutton because of the way she managed and cared for her herd. I can’t help but think about her whenever I come across béhé’s on the Rez. I miss my Grandma Eva terribly but am grateful for the many wonderful, humbling memories I have of her from my childhood.
My great grandma turned 97 this year. This picture was taken by my mom at grandma’s birthday party this past weekend. There is nobody I admire and respect more than my másanísaní. She’s the finest example of what a Diné woman should be and my only wish in life is to follow in her footsteps. Extremely fortunate to have her.
I shot Red Ink Magazine’s premiere party on Friday evening. The event was awesome! I was blown away by the performers and speakers that came out to celebrate. Here are a couple photos, including some of Pumpkin Vyne Singers and a shot of the cutest little girl who was jammin’ out to Indigenous music. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition!
I ventured into the realm of Senior Photos this weekend. My model is a soon-to-be graduate of Desert Ridge High School, Senior Class President, Cross Country Runner, and oh yeah, he’s my brother! Love this guy so much.