"The stories we tell matter. Every time we speak to the world with a clarity and honesty, we make the world more beautiful."

Image of Jerred Z and Family.

When people ask me where I get my inspiration from, I point to these amazing humans.  They have taught me this truth: every story is worth telling.  We just need to be brave enough to speak.  

I’ve been teaching for more than 17 years and I want my students to find their voice just as my family has helped me find mine. 

I’ve been photographing for just as long, and I believe my photos capture slivers of hope, joy and truth in this world.