I am a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in Cameron Park, California - part of the Motherlode between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.  I absolutely love my couples, families, and high school senior - so much so, I simply could not narrow my niche so I do them all.  ♥ 

My heart finds immense happiness when I see my clients relax and enjoy their time with me.  I get it - portrait sessions can be nerve racking! I love capturing the glances and smile you share with each other.  I love seeking the quiet, easy moments amidst the chaos at any session or wedding.  Those moments are always my favorite. Always.

I am humbled and honored to what I love everyday.  I cannot imagine doing anything else!


A Few of my Favorite Things…

• Palm Trees
• Film Cameras
• Matte Prints
• Tacos, because Tacos
• Gin & Tonics + Margaritas
• Summer Nights
• Road Trippin'
• Thunderstorms
• Plumeria + Hibiscus Flowers
• BBQs + Happy Hours
• Happy Hour on my Patio
• Dave Matthews Band
• Crafting, Sewing, Lettering
• Paper Planners + Lists
• Anything Navy Blue 
• Beaches
• Fresh Flowers
• Diet Coke
• Hawaii + Elvis

My Philosophy My style is classic/photojournalistic. I enjoy capturing the images that are traditional for our parents and grandparents. Once those are taken care of, we play and have a little fun. I never want your portraits to feel forced or posed. While I will ‘pose’ you, I promise the pose will look natural.

My goal with every couple, family, or senior is to arrive at their wedding/session feeling more like a friend than as a photographer. I believe that when we get to know each other, the nerves are gone, and I am able to capture authentic, relaxed, love-filled moments.
The Experience The sun and light guides me during each of my sessions. It isn’t uncommon for me to squeak and squeal a bit during a session when I see the light filtering through a tree, or peaking around the corner. I LOVE creating images with a bunch of light and while having a ton of fun!

I am pretty darn good at making you feel relaxed in front of my camera. I might be a little goofy, or silly at times, but I promise it is to make sure you are relaxed. When you are relaxed, it will show in every frame. Every. Frame. It is magic I tell ya, magic.

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