professional nature photographer, Nancy J. Smith, a native
Oregonian, delights in capturing images that reveal nature
in its purest state. All images are shot on film without the
use of colored filters or manipulation because she believes
nature is beautiful in its purest state. She’s always been
“green”, producing her 6-time national award-winning
Majestic Pacific Northwest calendar for the past 26 years in
Oregon on high-quality recycled paper.
From an early age, she was intrigued and curious about
nature. Nancy grew up camping, hiking and fishing with her
family in the wilderness areas of Oregon. Truly a
modern-day explorer, she loves venturing off the beaten path
in search of extraordinary images. Her deep connection with
nature, and a desire to preserve it, inspires her to create
full-color photographs, award-winning wall calendars, and
colorful note cards along with outdoor apparel to share the
beauty with others. She wants to educate and inspire others,
so fascinating text accompanies the photographs in her
Encouraging kids to connect with nature is her current
aspiration. "If kids don't experience some of the things I
have, they will have lost so much as part of growing up in
the beautiful Pacific Northwest".
Most recently, she received her 6th national award for
Best Scenic Photography on her Majestic Pacific
Northwest calendar! Other awards include, the Ray At
Memorial Award on her “Wispy Mt. Hood” photograph, and a
blue ribbon on her “Watson Creek” image at the Lake
Oswego Festival of the Arts.
Thanks for being “on the trail” with
Nancy J Smith!
"Remember to Relax, Enjoy, and Appreciate the Beauty of
---Nancy J. Smith