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Shipe Shots 

Editorial Photography and Journalism


Real people. Real situations. Real emotions. 

That is what my clients have come to expect. Whether shooting behind prison bars or from a raging mosh pit, I look for the story that is yet to be told. The one that captures the imagination in a fresh way.

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska until my first love--hockey--took me to Massachusetts for prep school and Rhode Island for college. Once I graduated, I shipped off to Europe to play professional hockey until I suffered a career-ending injury in 2013 and was forced to make a new life for myself. As fate would have it, my new life would be a photographic one. 

After three years spent photographing corporate events, I seized an opportunity to become a staff photographer for a local alt-weekly in Alaska, called the Anchorage Press. Within months I found myself not only doing photostories but also contributing written articles. 

Photographically, my interests parallel my writing and I often find myself digging deep into edgy stories with a counter-culture slant. Sometimes it means interviewing inmates in a medium-security prison or making friends with burly tattooed men. I guess you could say I got my sense of adventure and love of confronting stereotypes from 20 years spent being the only girl ballsy enough to step in front of 90mph slapshots.



Group Exhibition, Power, LensCulture Network, Digital

Group Exhibition, Blue Sky Gallery Photo Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
Group Exhibition, Trail Mix, Snow City Café, Anchorage, AK
Group Exhibition, iMotif, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA



Group Exhibition, Alaska Positive State Juried Exhibition, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK


Group Exhibition, Alaska Photographic Center Member Show, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
Group Exhibition, SeeMe Digital Art Show, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
Group Exhibition, SeeMe Presents the Exposure Award at the Louvre, Paris, France


Group Exhibition, Alaska Photographic Center Member Show, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
Group Exhibition, Alaska Pacific University Student Show, Anchorage, AK
Solo Exhibition, Defying Gravity, Z. J, Loussac Public Library, Anchorage, AK
Solo Exhibition, Snapshots Conceal, Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Anchorage, AK



Alaska Press Club, Best Solo Journalism, First Place

Alaska Press Club, Best Solo Journalism, Second Place

Alaska Press Club, Best Arts Reporting, Third Place

Alaska Press Club, Best Photo Story, Third Place

Alaska Press Club, Best Feature Photo, Third Place


Alaska Press Club, Best Solo Journalism, Third Place

AMA Alaska Chapter, Social Media Initiative, First Place

AMA Alaska Chapter, Photography, Merit Award

PRSA Alaska Chapter, Social Media Initiative, Second Place


Alaska Positive State Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Emerging Photographer Scholarship

LensCulture Portrait Awards, Top Portfolio Award


Anchorage Press, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Business Magazine, Cyrano's Theatre, Alaska Iditarod Committee, Alaska Federation of Natives, ANSEP, IEDC, YWCA AK, Arctic Racing Lions, Rodeo de Santa Fe, Bean's Cafe, Girl Scouts of Alaska, Bridgetown Design, Spenard Jazz Festival