INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
OF REAL LIFE MOMENTS.
I am inspired by the sincere connections and subtle expressions that define who we are.
Being able to observe and document human connection through photography has taught me to be vulnerable, to be empathetic, to relish authentic, real life, and to experience the power in feeling our memories. And at the end of the day, our photographs are our memories, and that's all we'll have left.
While I live in Nelson BC, I travel throughout British Columbia and beyond--documenting authentic human connection at weddings and in families, on big days and every day.
My family is Croatian, and they added an 'H' on the end of our name, Barbaric, when my grandpa came to Canada. I was bullied as a kid for being big and strong, and so I loathed my name. But now, I love it. I have fully embraced being barbaric!
I owe a lot of that acceptance to photography. Through clients who have welcomed me into their lives, I have learned that sharing our honest stories is a meaningful and vital part of our family history.
Photographs that make you FEEL what you FELT.
Let me share with you an example of what photography means to me.
This photo is of me, doing what I love most. Running in the mountains with my magical muppet, Harlan. He's getting older now, and he doesn't love really long days running in the hills anymore. But every second I spend with him, I smile like this. I know he won't be around forever. And so, this is one of my favourite photos of all time.
This photo will forever let me feel what I felt on our adventures together.