Welcome! My name is Ivy and I'm a wife, mom and most recently I have rediscovered my love for photography. I live in a beautiful, small mountain town in Northern California. When I first bought my camera, my hopes were to create a business filled with portraits, but as I started taking pictures, I found that I gravitated towards nature photography. The idea for a business went straight out the window and quickly, photography became a hobby for my own personal enjoyment. I find myself at peace among the wildflowers I encounter on my nature walks. I rediscover places I've been visiting my whole life and am now able to see them in a whole new way.
I guess I inherited the photo bug from my dad. I have been a picture taker for a lot of my life. But something really resonated in me when I started shooting for creating memories. ~Jack Peterson (aka drivingjack)
My story is similar to many other self-proclaimed nature photographers:my passion for photography is rooted in an initial love for the natural world.I grew up traveling to and exploring many iconic locations in the westernUnited States and through these ventures, I was able to cultivate a deep appreciation for these landscapes. Photography began as a way to capture these scenes as memoirs, but eventually transformed into a quest for artistically seizing moments frozen in time.
Gold Country Photographers, dedicated to the promotion of photographers and photographs in the Mountains of Northern California or Gold Country.
A community of photographers who have Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mt Shasta, Trinity Alps, Lassen Peak, Gold Country, Mammoth Lakes, Eastern Sierra and Mt Whitney in their own backyards.
A single place to find wedding, portrait, landscape, fine art, aerial, video, high school, new born and documentary photographers and photographs in California’s Gold Country.