I'm a NorCal girl who loves to laugh, dance and be silly. Im also a long distance runner with a type A personality. Way back when I used to be (and technically still am) a physical therapist. I studied biology at UC Santa Barbara and got my DPT from UC San Francisco. And i'm a mommy. Each of these traits help me connect with my clients not only to make them smile but to allow them to feel comfortable and truly enjoy our time together (and I have no shame when it comes to being goofy and quirky in order to bring out your children's true personalities and giggles).
I'm a mommy to Nate and Hannah and I love being a mommy; every day is an adventure (some more enjoyable than others), but I wouldn't change one minute of it. Whether fun or trying, all of these adventures have shaped who I am as a mother and who we are as a family. In fact, being a mommy is really how my journey into photography began.
I've always loved taking pictures; my friends jokingly called me "the paparazzi." But after the birth of my son and the hundreds of expressions, moments, and milestones I wanted to capture I realized I wasn't satisfied with my images. And so began my journey to learn photography: books, tutorials, classes, just about any source I could glean information from. And the more I learned the more captivated I was by the world of photography. And I realized how much more I have to learn and how far I have to go. Photography is my creative outlet; a way to express myself and show the beauty I see in a newborn's feet, a child's smile, and the love between a family. But turning my passion into this little business was initially not even on my radar. It took a gentle nudge from a dear friend and fellow photographer who needed some extra hands to get the ball rolling.
And now, I can't imagine my life without photography. Everywhere I look, I see beautiful images: my daughter splashing in puddles, my son with pure concentration in his face as he writes his name, the softness of a baby's features when they're deep in sleep. I could go on and on, but my point is that there's beauty in everyone and in the little things we do everyday with our loved ones. I strive to connect with my clients in order to photograph their true style and personality. My goal is the capture that individual, natural beauty and give my clients a timeless memory that they can cherish forever. I'm pleased to offer on location sessions for newborn, babies, children, families, maternity, seniors and couples.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to meet you soon