Hey there sweet friend!
So excited to meet you! I can't wait to take the chaos and joy that is your family add in some beautiful southern California sunshine, sprinkle in some family hugs, snuggles and playtime, and create beautiful personalized artwork just for you!
Having fun is required! I want you to look back on your photos and not only think about how good your family looks, but how much fun you all had together. My goal for every session is to get kids (and even Dad) saying "when do we get to do that again!".
They just happen to be the reason my photography adventure started in the first place!
We have nine kiddos - 2 girls and 7 boys, ages 22 to 4. Girl, boy, girl, boy, boy, boy, boy, boy and boy! Yes, 6 boys in a row - always a party around here.
Though I'm not sure they would all admit it, our family photo sessions are now a family tradition that we all look forward to. Crazy is not only allowed but encouraged - wouldn't be our family without it!
Photography started as a hobby in 1998 when my first born joined our family! Before that, I earned a B.S. in applied math and physics from SDSU!
I love warming up for my sessions by shooting bees and flora. I've been stung so many times I am now allergic to bees and spiders - oops.
I love "running" every morning with my two littlest in the stroller. I also sneak in yoga at home when I can but I usually end up just being a jungle gym for the littles.
I love reading non fiction and listening to educational podcasts. I've enjoyed studying personalities lately and trying to figure out our quirkly little family. I'm a 5 wing 4, INFP, HSP 😉 We have quite a fun mix!
I shoot Nikon and after burning through 3 cameras last season, I am so happy with my new mirrorless Z7. I love shooting prime lenses and you'll typically find me with my Nikon 85 1.4mm and Sigma Art 50mm 1.4 for my sessions.
I also love dabbling in web design and love helping out other small businesses. Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up!
Some things I'm terrible at - social media posts, traveling, sleeping and speaking coherently when I get excited (as in every session I shoot!)
I shoot about 100 families every year and have shot over 800 sessions since opening in 2013!
My tribe and I are so thankful to all of our clients who have supported our little adventure. We look forward to many more years of photographing your awesome families!!!!