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My Infertility Story

For five years, our family struggled hard with infertility. And during that time I felt sad, alone, and ashamed. Diagnosed with a “propensity for polycystic ovarian syndrome”, I carried my empty belly and disgrace around in silence. No one knew the extent that we were suffering, nor the amount of work we were undergoing to…
  • BFN, Big Fat Negative, blood draw, egg retrieval, egg transfer, follicle stimulation, follicles, giving blood, harvesting eggs, hormone medication, hyper stimulation syndrome, implantation, in-vitro fertilization, infertility, injections, IVF, needles, OHSS, PGS, preimplantation genetic screening, stimulation, trigger shot, vaginal exam
  • July 1, 2015
Local peruvian child with hat

South America and One Year

In 2009, I took a year off of work to live and travel in South America. Friends and family often asked me “why?” Why would you do that? To be honest, I didn’t have a great answer. I felt trapped in a job that wasn’t providing the adventure or creative outlet that I needed, and…
  • Chopicalqui, Columbia, Cuzco, Ecuador hat maker, Guia Alpamayo, Huaraz, Huayhuash, Inca Trail, local market, Lost City, Machu Picchu, Native Peruvian Children, Peru, Salkantay Trek, South America, Wild Flowers
  • October 30, 2013

Looking Back: 2002 – 2012

This Looking Back collection of photos was taken between 2002 to 2012. Included are images from multiple countries as well as adventures I have had in the States. I consider all of the photos to be personal favorites, and I have enjoyed reminiscing about the circumstances behind each one.
  • 10 years of doodling in photography, China, Death Valley, High Sierra Trail, house party, Inari Shrine, India, Japan, Joshua Tree, National Park, Photography, Red Rocks, Sand dunes, Schnauzer, Scotland, Tibet, travel
  • September 19, 2013
Wild Flowers Peru

Flores

I love flowers. I can’t help myself, and I photograph them from time to time – especially wildflowers. There is just something about them…
  • Ecuador, Peru, Wild Flowers
  • September 14, 2013