That’s my daughter up there, having a tea party—with herself!
That’s my style though — document the moments, as they come, without the poses and cheeky smiles.
You don’t need a Pinterest board of coordinating outfits to work with me. You don’t need a clean house or dictator skills to be sure everyone is posed just so —
You just need to be YOU!
You just need to allow me to see each of you as you are, right now, and watch how I reflect your beautiful family back to you in all it’s glory, chaos, love, and fancy.
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to view my work. I am a natural light, documentary-style photographer, which just means I’m a storyteller, capturing your everyday life and times in images. For me, it is all about authentic, evocative imagery that represents who you are. I would love to work with you to design a session that showcases your family’s lifestyle.
I’m available for on-location shoots or I can come to your home for a documentary-style session that highlights your family’s daily routines, rituals, and all that is very YOU!
A bit abut me:
I’ve always been one to document, but my love of photography really blossomed with the birth of our first child. I inherited my first DSLR camera, which I enjoyed, but it wasn’t until a friend taught me how to use the manual mode that I realized pointing and shooting play a very small role in creating a compelling image. So my quest began: to make images — creatively and expertly — that move the viewer. Soon after, I had life changing moments to document: our 2nd daughter’s cleft palate surgery and bringing our son home from the hospital for the first time. But I have realized what I enjoy most is capturing the little things: how she cocks her head when she pushes her palms into the play dough, or how he clambers up onto a bike that is way too big for him. For me, the joy of capturing a moment beautifully and memorably is the most exciting part of photography. I would love to share this gift with you, to come together for a time and create a collection of images that bring you just such joy.
I was born and raised in Ventura, Ca., so I have seen it grow and blossom into a vibrant city. With it’s stunning “beachscapes” and gorgeous hillsides, parks, and agricultural land, we truly have a variety of settings at our doorstep to make your perfect portraits. Hope to hear from you soon!
“What day is it?”
”It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
”My favorite day,” said Pooh.
― A.A. Milne