Welcome to my site!

The love for writing and photography that I developed in my youth has become a springboard for storytelling.

Faces of Our Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us is a collection of portraits—farmers, fishermen, foragers, food producers, distributors and consumers—and their stories. They are the true ingredients of a robust local food system.

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.