13Jun

I just launched a Kickstarter Campaign!

I just launched a Kickstarter Campaign for a documentary I’m working on about a talented musician who lost his arm. Please check it out, spread the word & donate if you are able! If you’re unable to donate, no worries! Instead, please share this project with your friends and family and perhaps someone will be able to […]






28Jan

Little Girl, Madeline

Little Girl, Madeline
I took this picture a few years ago in Wood Chuck Gulch near Sapphire Mountains in the Bitterroot Valley. My friend and Angie and her daughter Madeline were coming up the road to there home. We stopped to chat for a moment when Madeline got on top of their car and started dancing. The light, […]


07Jan

The maple Road

The maple Road
I took this image near Elk Mound Wisconsin. The Maple leaves were laying perfect on the curved road. A fall moment and image that speaks for itself!


04Jan

Chucker hunting in Montana

Chucker hunting in Montana
This is an image of my friend Malcom and his French Brittany. We were doing a hunt and photo shoot for Headwall Magazine when I came upon this shot. The rugged land scape and clouds in combination with the hunter and dog silhouette seemed to capture the moment.


26Nov

Bitterroot Rain Shadows

Bitterroot Rain Shadows
I took this photo in the Bitterroot Valley. It caught my eye because of the deep contrast of the clouds and mountains. The fall and the spring seem to have the most dramatic skies in both the Bitterroot and Flathead valleys. During these seasons, short storms, or “squalls,” seem to come and go all day […]


05Nov

Swans, Ninepipes, Montana

Swans, Ninepipes, Montana
I took this photo at Nine Pipes (Flathead Valley, Montana) this spring in early morning light. Swans seem to be  incredibly intimate creatures, and this image and moment captures that essence for me. They are very colorful and seemed to show a great deal of affection toward one another. The light was mirror-like on the […]


15Oct

Bull rider at Darby Rodeo, Montana

Bull rider at Darby Rodeo, Montana
I took this shot at the Darby rodeo up the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula, Montana. The original rodeo date had been cancelled because lightning struck the bleachers! The contest was moved to the next day and this is one of the riders on a massive bull. I feel like this particular angle and subject […]


26Aug

Purple clouds over Pablo

Purple clouds over Pablo
I took this photograph about five miles south of Flathead Lake near Pablo Montana. There always plenty of opportunities to photograph clouds, but the color and formation of these caught my eye.  The deep purple tailing off into orange seem to be characteristic of late summer to fall sky,  although this is obviously dependent  on […]


10Aug

Fog in the Bitterroot

Fog in the Bitterroot
This photo features the bitterroot river in the early morning as the fog is burning off. I really like to photograph this area in the spring or fall because of the vibrant colors and the way the moisture rises up from the valley in the morning. Often times the trees will be covered with icicles […]


28Jun

Blue Bay on Flathead Lake, Montana

Blue Bay on Flathead Lake, Montana
I took this photo at Flathead Lake on Blue Bay, with an old Canon AE with Fuji Velvia 50 speed film. This lake can look totally different on a daily basis, but the spring and fall are the most interesting and dynamic to me.  The cloud cover and the weather can change at the drop […]


21Jun

Cherry Picking Ladder

Cherry Picking Ladder
I took this photo near Flathead Lake, Montana, during cherry picking season. The ladder caught my eye because of the nostalgia is represented for me and the great composition. The ladder appears to disappear into nowhere, leaving something to the imagination. Originally I took the photo with infrared film and did a few tricks with […]


18Jun

Hoodoo Pass

Hoodoo Pass
This photo was taken on Hoodoo Pass on the Idaho/Montana border. I was bow hunting and, of course, shooting photos along the way. The sky suddenly became cloudy and defused creating a dense color. The grass was also wet, helping to make the forest more vivid. It is amazing how much the light can change […]


07Jun

Swan Mates

Swan Mates
This photo of two Trumpeter swan mates gazing at each other was taken at Nine Pipe Bird Refuge, in the Mission Valley, Montana.  I had gone up to the refuge to get some shots of the birds.  I had been watching several swan mates and these two caught my eye, with their unique coloring. The […]


01Jun

Timber Framing with Tools

Timber Framing with Tools
My other company, Pfiffner Design Build is a small design/build company that specializes in traditional timber frame and log construction, custom doors, and specialty woodwork.  This photo is taken at straw bale/timber frame home in Sleemen Gulch, just outside of Lolo, Montana . The photo was taken inside of a circular tower we built on […]


24May

Early Morning Spider Web

Early Morning Spider Web
This photo was taken in near Gatlinburg, TN, where I was taking a class with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Spring Time in the Smokeys.  Our class planned to be out early to see what we would see. I often separated from the group and found my own subjects. I thought the spider webs […]


11May

Codi, Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

Codi, Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge
I took this portrait of my friend, Codi, at Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge in the Bitterroot Valley. We were out for the day, hiking and exploring. Often times in the spring the refuge is filled with new birds and it’s fresh and green. These cat tails were obviously left from the fall and became like puff […]


03May

Trike

Trike
I took this photo in Missoula. I was riding my bike and noticed the long shadows from the trees and signs and also this child with his mother riding a trike. I took this image before the digital boom! I was using black and white infra red film with a red filter. I knew the image would […]


26Apr

Kids – Jamaica

Kids – Jamaica
Struggling, yet Strong in Jamaica This photo was taken in Negril, Jamaica.  These kids are all brothers. Their parents were living on the beach selling to tourists. I happened upon them randomly. Their independence seemed to capture the reality of many youth in Jamaica: they’re very poor and often unsupervised because their parents are struggling […]