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My family, which includes two young daughters, lives just outside of Portland, Oregon. Snow capped mountain, rugged ocean coastline, fertile farm filled valleys, and high desert are all within an hour or so from our home, providing for many unique photo opportunities. My family enjoys taking road trips to explore all that these areas in Oregon and Washington have to offer. While I started taking the camera along to capture my children enjoying the Oregon outdoors, I discovered a love of photography
After sharing my images with my friends and family, I received a lot of positive feedback, and many of them encouraged me to start selling my prints online. After researching my option, I settled on ArtFire as the most comfortable fit.
I named my shop Wahkeena Exposures for several reasons. First, the Columbia River Gorge is where I first started capturing images, and along with my children, is my greatest inspiration. Secondly, both of my daughters' favorite place in "The Gorge" is Wahkeena Falls and the place we visit most often. Third, Wahkeena means "most beautiful" in Yakima, the local Native American language, and I feel the landscapes, flora and fauna I am lucky enough to photograph are among the most beautiful in the world.
I hope you will enjoy looking at my images as much as I have enjoyed traveling the beautiful Pacific Northwest and capturing them!