Growing up under the big skies of Montana, Sally developed a deep love of nature and the outdoors. After high school, Sally moved to Washington State and began creating her muse...a backyard garden filled with beauty and color which she documented using photography. Sally’s photographic pursuits helped her cope with a major change in her life path after the loss of her husband to cancer. She enrolled in macro photography workshops taught by Charles Needle and developed her landscape photography at the renowned Sante Fe Workshops under the tutelage of Moose Petersen. Using the camera to speak to her, Sally documented her journey of healing in her book “The Promise of Daylight; A Photographic Journey of Healing Through the Lens and her second book “The Journey Continues; Making My Way Forward” - creating a body of work that is a testament to the love she shared with her husband.
In the garden, Sally uses her macro photography to show a peaceful, uncomplicated world composed of vivid colors, fluid lines, soft backgrounds and immense detail. In urban environments, Sally uses the light, reflections and form to highlight details—details that are often missed in daily life. At the ocean or in the forest, Sally simplifies a scene to reveal the beautiful, intricate elements of nature. Sally is recognized internationally for her work which can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America. She can usually be found in a garden somewhere - whether it is in her own back yard or at an exotic international location