Welcome to my site!

I started writing, shooting photographs, and developing images in the darkroom when I was a kid. My love for those two mediums has become a springboard for my storytelling.

The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us  takes us out of the grocery store, onto fishing boats and into fields to hear firsthand about the culture, history, techniques, and life of our food providers. Hopefully this book will be a catalyst for a paradigm shift—a change in the way we think about where our food comes from, who grows it, who is making it accessible to us, and the important role we play as consumers.

The images and prose in Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses tell the story of childhood, education, homesteading, and the culture of the Western Frontier through the eyes of those who attended or taught in rural one-room schoolhouses.    

The macro photography from Kirby’s Journal: Backyard Butterfly Magic inspires children of all ages to go outdoors, watch inquisitively, and share the wonders and magic of nature.  The North American Nature Photographers Association chose ten insect photographs from Kirby’s Journal for presentation at their 2010 Annual Summit show.  

In both the Cow’s Boy: The Making of a Cowboy, and its sequel the Cow’s Girl, my photography is wedded to the prose of daily life, drawing the picture of childhood on a family ranch. 

Charlton deSaussaure’s Cottages and Architects of Yeamans Hall is accompanied by my photography.

My husband, Jeffrey Schutz and I divide our time between our ranch outside Bozeman, Montana, and our home in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these books or photographs, please contact me.