While merchandising in a ski shop, she saw an ad for an all-women’s ski photography course. There, she met established female photographers and athletes who collaborated to succeed. Feeling safe to ask questions and take risks under their watchful eyes, Iz’s skills improved. When she earned a full-time job as Alta’s first female staff photographer, she felt like she’d made it, but the best was still ahead. Today, Iz travels the world as a freelance ski photographer and videographer shooting stories she’s passionate about, all while setting aside time to do the thing that started it all—ripping turns.