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Welcome to Open Range Images

Fine Art Photography from the Heart of the West and Beyond

Welcome to our online gallery! If you can't make it to the brick and mortar store in downtown Cody, Wyoming (diagonally across from the Irma Hotel), you can find our work here.

We are a co-op of photographers from the Cody area with a wide variety of photography ranging from Yellowstone landscapes and wildlife to photos turned to artwork to images taken on our many travels.




I'm a 4th generation Cody native, my family arriving in 1885, a decade before the town of Cody was founded.  My grandfather was a famous hunting guide, outfitter and pioneering photographer.  My parents were both artists and I like to think I've combined their artistic talents with my grandfather's love of photography to create my own visual art.  I mainly focus on landscape and scenic images, often in a panoramic format.




As an avid naturalist and conservationist, I spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in the Greater Yellowstone Area. My passion for photography grew out of my love for wild places and wild things. I grew up in southwest Ohio and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio were I majored in Zoology. I moved to Wyoming in 1995 and was drawn to the area because it represents one of the last, great, wild places left in the lower 48. My full-time gig is as a biology teacher at Cody High School. But when the weekend comes, you can find me out with my camera. I also enjoy traveling to other locations around the world, both teaching kids about endangered habitats and creatures as well as photographing wild places and things, and always looking to educate and inspire.



A long career as a licensed professional counselor gave me the gift of sharing people’s hearts.  Photography gifts me with the chance to record the heart of the world around us.  Cody is a wonderful place to live for a photographer.  The Yellowstone area offers an abundance of resident animals and migratory birds that can be difficult to find in a single location.




I have been interested in photography since the early age of ten years old and received my first 110 film camera. My boys started out riding rough stock (from sheep all the way to open Bulls), at the age of four, so I got into shooting rodeo photography. I was an official ICA Rodeo Photographer for four years, shot Extreme Bulls Events, Rodeo Bible Camps, Youth Rodeos, and Ranch Rodeos. When we moved to our beautiful state of Wyoming in 2010, I couldn't help but get lost in the majesty of the mountains and the abundance of wildlife that is all around us. I just had to try and capture some of it.




I am a Wyoming native but grew up traveling the world with my Air Force father and family. I moved to Wyoming in the fall of 1979 just months before my father passed away. I stayed, married, and raised six children in Powell. I ran Absaroka Cruise and Travel, Buffalo Billie's Toys and Gifts and taught at Northwest College part-time for over 20 years. When I left teaching, and my children had all moved on, I went back to school and earned my photography degree from NWC.  I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful area with so many natural wonders. I don't have a favorite subject, but do favor the wild horses and incredible scenery here as well as eclectic shots taken during my travels. I am grateful to be a member of Open Range Images with  other very talented photographers.




Growing up near the Uinta Mountains of Eastern Utah and spending endless days at the family cabin I developed a passion for the beauty of nature. My grandmother gave me my first camera at the age of 8 which I put to good use.  I attended the University of Utah where I met my husband.  We moved to Denver and eventually found ourselves in Cody, Wyoming where three of our four children graduated from Cody High School. It was at this time I renewed my passion for photography.  Whether it’s hanging out in Yellowstone or traveling to other beautiful locations, you will more than likely find me with a camera in hand.  I love observing the beauties of nature, a bear in a patch of berries or the last light of a beautiful sunset, it takes patience and passion to do the work of an outdoor photographer.  I recently spent time in Kenya shooting the beautiful creatures of Africa.  What I learned: Life is fragile no matter where you live.  Try and make a difference, I do.




I started college as a Physics major before realizing I was happier being creative and switched to Fine Arts. Later I began taking pictures, and spent many years simply shooting, reading magazines and books about photography, then refining my technique the next time.I spent 20 years working in Information Technology, from programmer to consultant. But I got bored and got a job at the Science Museum of Virginia as a darkroom assistant. After about six months printing black and white in a conventional darkroom, the museum went digital. It all came together:computers, optics, science and art. The next 4 years were happily spent photographing people, events and exhibits, and helping create Planetarium shows.I moved to Clark in 2005 and now travel the western states photographing the gorgeous landscapes. Photography is my way of sharing the fleeting moment of perfect light, the glorious color of a new bloom, or the sweeping and mountainous panoramas that make up this wonderful area I now call home.




My love of photography started early when I would see a moment I wanted to freeze in time to continue savoring later. In 2004, I picked up my camera after a long absence and began to learn more. Now find myself in love with aerial photography (thanks to a blessedly solid stomach), presenting select images as digital photo watercolors and, of course anything of beauty that catches my eye or moments that I want to capture. I have an extensive collection of repeat photography photos of Yellowstone's thermal features going back to 2005. From this collection, it was only natural to write a guide book to West Thumb Geyser Basin where the repeat photography idea started. There's another geyser book or two in the works. I'm happiest when I have multiple ongoing projects on my plate.




I inherited my grandfather's 35mm film camera when I was pretty young, and taught myself through trial and error how to properly expose a photo, what depth of field meant, and the importance of light... even though I didn't really know what any of that even meant at the time. I'm originally from Michigan, and I went to college for aerospace engineering, but I currently teach high school mathematics and physics and coach girls' swimming. You'll most often find me spending any free time I have enjoying wildlife and landscape photography, but my favorite type is nightscape and astrophotography for the unique set of challenges, patience, and planning that is required to pull off the shot. Thankfully, Wyoming is a night sky paradise!




The Great American Cowboy is not an urban legend; He's not confined to history; and He's not a caricature most accurately served up in the reels of a classic spaghetti western. HE'S ALIVE AND WELL.         -Ford Magazine 2013 

I experience the cowboy traditions in my daily life. It’s a unique lifestyle of hot & cold days, long days and nights- but with 100’s of undeveloped acres as your office view all day long.  My family has “covered a circle” in cowboy terms- - We’ve been blessed to call home on large ranches all over the United States. Each of these places with their own unique beauty and cowboy traditions. The ringing of a cell phone, if the only real difference of what I get to capture through my camera lens and what the early 1900’s cowboy would have experienced. 

It’s not a lifestyle for everyone, but it is for my family. I've been known as the "Traveling Rancher's Wife" which is where you can see my adventures and lifestyle on social media. I've been blessed to have a camera with me through the years to capture my unique outdoor office.




 For me owning a camera and taking photos was little more than a justification to wander aimlessly and to explore. Since I was a kid I was always intrigued by what might lay around the next bend and I was in love with the natural world and especially with wildlife. In 2017 I saw a magazine feature of a photographer who lived near Yellowstone and within a few months I quit my job, packed my car and relocated to Cody, Wyoming sight unseen. It’s been the ultimate in being untethered. The photos are mostly just bi-products of needing to put myself somewhere that I resonate with. There’s nothing more genuine than the natural world. From its tenderness to its savagery its pure. Each of its manifestations happen simply because they’re supposed to. And that’s it. I never imagined how much I could learn about life just by paying attention to the wild and putting myself in it. And to document and share that world has become a very natural extension to the wandering.    

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