Authentic Himalayas

Nepal and it’s people are so beautiful! A scene like this with the old lady walking through the rice fields is a scene straight out of a movie. My experiences in Nepal have been so beautiful. Everyone I have met has been friendly, and open to a chat and a photo. I have been 4…

Water Security in Congo

On my first assignment with @focuscongo, I remember seeing this boy collecting water for his home, carrying this large, yellow plastic water container. When full, it must have weighed as much as he did! Images like this tell a story, they capture a genuine daily life moment of people and places so different from mine….

The Lady at Boudhanath Stupa

At the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, this lady has her place. If you have visited this Stupa in Nepal, you most likely have seen her sitting outside the entrance.⁠ I was on assignment with @johndavidsonco for @uncommonway. Before we headed to the mountains to begin trekking, we spent time exploring some of these remarkable, historical…

Faces of Dinadi Nepal

While on assignment with Dinadi in Nepal, I got to meet and photograph all the artisans producing the handcrafted products for @Dinadinepal. It was wonderful to see how life-changing the employment opportunities with Dinadi is to these women. Every article produced by Dinadi is hand made and comes signed by the artisan, so you can…

Kitoko Oyo Ambassador Cherry Performing in Goma

I really do get to meet some of the most amazing, interesting, and talented people!⁠ Let me introduce @cherrymuhima, a @kitoko_oyo ambassador. From the first moment we connected with Cherry, we were captivated by her passion, her creativity, and her love for the Congo. We were able to spend time with Cherry at sunset in…

Education In Africa

I know exactly what this boy is going through. Sitting in class and you’re supposed to be listening to the teacher, but there is always something more interesting to pay attention to!⁠ We briefly interrupted this French class as we were shown around a school on the outskirts of Bukavu in the DRC. I’m impressed…

Himalayan Beauty

One of my favorite parts of trekking in the Himalayan mountains was finding these amazing picturesque scenes. I was blown away by the beauty of this place and the diversity all along the path. I could have stopped anywhere along the trek and spend hours at each place exploring the beauty. I love the passion…

What Does It Mean To Be Content?

In South Africa, on assignment with @johndavidsonco, I captured this beautiful image of this beautiful child. This morning I was reflecting on this image and how it made me feel. It’s easy to look at other people, wish you looked like them, had their job, their house or their opportunities. Often we use what other…

Holding Hands

Holding hands is a promise to one another that, for just a moment, the two of you don’t have to face the world alone. We were in a small village several hours outside of Bukavu in Congo. I was working with Focus Congo and we were walking around to meet people who were a part…

Facing Life With A Smile

One of the things I absolutely love about Congolese culture is that there is no bad time to sing, dance, and enjoy yourself! Everywhere I visit in the DRC, I am always a witness to songs and dance, both spontaneous and planned. Of course there are the normal weddings, church services, and parties that are…