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I’m an internationally published travel & lifestyle photographer, based in Lake Tahoe, with a giant place in my heart for sailing and backpacking. I was immersed within nature from an early age, developing a special appreciation for the beauty and mystery the world provides. Today, the same love proves as my inspiration as I travel globally capturing life in many exotic and breathtaking locations.

After spending ten years in the U.S. Air Force flying fighter jets and providing air support missions in Afghanistan, I left in 2012 to pursue the dream and challenge of sailing from North Carolina, around South America, and back up to California on a 27-foot sailboat. Although the journey was interrupted, the story was featured in All at Sea Magazine and in my own book, Sailing Saoirse: Misadventures and Photography from the Maiden Voyage, published in November 2014.  I’ve since returned to this adventure on a part-time basis with a final destination that changes by the day.

I’m a firm believer in the “nature principle”, knowing nature has a direct correlation to physical and mental health.  This reflects in both myself and my lifestyle. In my photography, I strive to show this relationship and urge my audience to step away from the technology of today to explore and understand nature’s magnificence. From my own experiences, I know that unplugging and stepping into the world is not only exhilarating, but also a true blessing everyone has a right to experience.

Aside from having both photography and writing published in many magazines, I also run an extended stock photo library and am ready & packed for freelance work anywhere in the world.  I’m also a commercial helicopter pilot, Advanced Open Water PADI Diver, and a wilderness Search and Rescue Technician, volunteering for SAR in my spare time.

Contact me via email to let me know where you want me to go next!

Seen in:

London Daily Telegraph
Nevada Magazine
Tahoe Daily Tribune

All At Sea Magazine
Air Force Times
Air Force Magazine
Camera in the Wild Magazine

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