I'm an engagement, wedding and family photographer based out of Long Beach, CA.
For eight years, I traveled down a road to the career I thought I wanted. Early last year, I finally realized that somewhere in those eight years, I had changed, and with that, my dreams did too. The life I was living wasn't a life that I wanted, and I made the difficult decision to drop everything and make my hobby a business. Almost one year later, it's everything I could've hoped for and more!
When I'm not seeing life through a lens, I enjoy spending time with my handsome husband, Dustin, and our fur baby, Kona. My Friday nights are usually spent at the Happiest Place on Earth, or seeing the latest movie. I'm a sucker for tropical things because I visit Maui, HI every year for our big family vacation. Country music speaks to my heart. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I studied abroad in Hong Kong in 2009. I love grape Jolly Ranchers (said no one ever, but really) and Abba-Zabas, and I'm a pro with animated GIFs and can find one perfect for every situation.
I believe every bit of this amazing life is worth celebrating - the big moments, the little ones and everything in between.
Growing up, my parents had three bookshelves filled with albums. You know, the kind that had sticky sheets and transparent protector sheets. I loved sitting in front of those bookshelves, flipping through the pages of our family's treasured memories - remembering a time that was and seeing memories from a time before me.
It's important to me to remind my clients that these photographs you're taking aren't for your Facebook or Instagram feed, they're for your [future] children and all the generations to come. THIS is my greatest joy - being able to freeze a moment and give you heirlooms that can be treasured for many years to come.
My style is bright, airy, vibrant and fun! I combine traditional portraiture with photojournalism and a whole lot of natural light to create images that tell your story. Getting photos taken can be awkward and uncomfortable, I get it - really, I do. That's why I aim to have our sessions be more interactive, relaxed and playful. Snugglefests, tickle fights, sweet forehead kisses and big bear hugs are always encouraged! I want you to focus on the important things - your beautiful fiancé or family, and your love for each other. This allows you to be YOU and allows me to showcase your personalities and capture candid moments, packed with endless amounts love and laughter!!