Iʼm passionate about all things design, beauty, and community. Being an artist at heart with the perfect combination of left-brain and right-brain thinking, I merge my creative genius with the businesswoman in me. Life in Southern California has inspired my approach to both of my talents — photography and graphic design. You could say the California sun brightens up my work. Iʼm a natural light photographer, and I have a preference for vibrant, friendly and spacious design concepts. Clients whoʼve worked with me know that Iʼm striving for a finished piece that moves people. Itʼs all about the human connection and community. Only if a photo or logo creates a lasting bond with the recipient, I consider that a job well done.

I bring over fifteen years of design experience in small but intensely creative ad agency environments. My work as a graphic designer has taught me how to be creative not only through my designs but in my approach to working with clients. Understanding my clientsʼ needs and delivering a creative product that meets both client and agency criteria are critical to a successful design. Balancing my creative energy and personal taste with client objectives, deadlines and budgets is one of my strong suits.

I’ve married my two talents, photography and graphic design, to bring a unique perspective to creating lasting memories for families. My mission as a professional photographer is for your pictures to reflect your unique story. As a mother of two I understand that life with kids is marked by special moments and milestones. I got into professional family photography by taking pictures of my own children. What I love most about family shots is portraying the raw and real relationships between parents and children. My passion for photography was fueled long before I had children though. It all began in the mid-eighties on a road trip from the Arizona desert to the glacial peaks of Canada. During my adventure I paid attention to meaningful details like the dripping maple syrup off my pancakes or bees buzzing on freshly blooming flowers. And I captured it all with my camera. Itʼs no coincidence that my eye for detail and my preference for capturing the moment are reflected in my portrait photography today.

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I look forward to capturing your precious family moments on camera!